Sense of Relatedness as a Factor in Children ’ s Academic Engagement and Performance

  title={Sense of Relatedness as a Factor in Children ’ s Academic Engagement and Performance},
  author={Carrie J. Furrer and Ellen A. Skinner},
Children’s sense of relatedness is vital to their academic motivation from 3rd to 6th grade. Children’s (n 641) reports of relatedness predicted changes in classroom engagement over the school year and contributed over and above the effects of perceived control. Regression and cumulative risk analyses revealed that relatedness to parents, teachers, and peers each uniquely contributed to students’ engagement, especially emotional engagement. Girls reported higher relatedness than boys, but… CONTINUE READING
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