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

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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)

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.

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Item type Article
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/8987
DOI https://doi.org/10.1177/0907568207086838
Official URL http://chd.sagepub.com/content/15/1/89.abstract
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1607 Social Work
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Social Sciences and Psychology
Keywords ResPubID23261, research politics, school, well-being
Citations in Scopus 12 - View on Scopus
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