The Importance of Belonging for Adolescents in Secondary School Settings

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Abstract

It has been shown that belonging has a significant impact on a range of factors associated with wellbeing. These factors include general life satisfaction, cognitive performance, academic work and physical health. These associations have been demonstrated across a range of settings, including secondary schools. This paper provides an overview of belonging and its importance in secondary schools.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)976-984
Number of pages8
JournalThe European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences
Volume5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2013

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