Coming together: a comprehensive overview of the transdisciplinary perspectives of school belonging

Kelly-Ann Allen, Kathryn Riley, Annie Gowing, Michael H. Lim, Christopher Boyle, Roby Michelangelo Vota, Mark Richardson, Melissa Wolfe, Tegan Cruwys, Mark Steven, Erin Leif, Syed Marwan, Rick van der Zwan, Mark Ammermann

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Definitions of belonging vary across different disciplines. But despite the differences in perspectives, each field recognizes the value of belonging particularly in schools. School belonging is associated with positive social and academic outcomes and overall well-being. However, a large proportion of students worldwide have a low sense of belonging and many feel that they do not belong. This chapter will discuss how belonging is defined, its importance for students and the issues related to school belonging through an innovative transdisciplinary lens. This chapter is the first of its kind to integrate the concepts of different transdisciplinary conversations to improve the understanding of school belonging and present potential solutions through collaborations among researchers and educators in different fields.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHandbook of Positive Psychology in Schools
Subtitle of host publicationSupporting Process and Practice
EditorsKelly-Ann Allen, Michael J. Furlong, Dianne Vella-Brodrick, Shannon M. Suldo
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
Number of pages21
ISBN (Electronic)9781003013778
ISBN (Print)9780367420826, 9780367855864
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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NameEducational Psychology Handbook Series

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