School Satisfaction of Elementary School Children: The Role of Performance, Peer Relations, Ethnicity and Gender

  title={School Satisfaction of Elementary School Children: The Role of Performance, Peer Relations, Ethnicity and Gender},
  author={Maykel Verkuyten and Jochem Thijs},
  journal={Social Indicators Research},
The present study examines school satisfactionamong 1,090 Dutch and ethnic minority childrenaged between ten and twelve in relation totheir school context. Data were gathered in 51classes from 26 schools. Individual andclassroom variables were examinedsimultaneously, using multilevel analysis.Controlling statistically for general lifesatisfaction and teacher likeability, theresults show that the effects of educationalperformance and peer victimization on schoolsatisfaction were mediated by… 

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