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Researching Pupil Well-Being in UK Secondary Schools: Community psychology and the politics of research

Duckett, Paul, Sixsmith, Judith and Kagan, Carolyn (2008) Researching Pupil Well-Being in UK Secondary Schools: Community psychology and the politics of research. Childhood, 15 (1). pp. 89-106. ISSN 0907-5682 (print) 1461-7013 (online)

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Abstract

This study explores the relationships between a school, its staff and its pupils and the impact of these relationships on school pupils' well-being. The authors adopted a community psychological perspective and applied critical, social constructionist epistemologies and participatory, multi-method research tools. The article discusses the importance of focusing on the complex, multilayered context of people's lives (both participants and researchers) that are impacted by social, economic, cultural and political contexts. Finally, it reflects on the contrast between the messiness of real-world social science research and the often sanitized nature of its reporting.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: ResPubID23261, research politics, school, well-being
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Depositing User: VUIR
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2012 06:13
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2012 06:21
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8987
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177/0907568207086838
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Citations in Scopus: 10 - View on Scopus

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