Glesbygdsbarn i årskurs 3 och 6: attityder till skola och fritid
1977 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)Alternative title
Children from sparsely populated areas in grades 3 and 6 : attitudes to school and leisure time (English)
This report presents the results of a questionnaire to middle level students of 9-year compulsory school about their attitudes to school, peers and leisure time. Data is gathered for 515 students in the county of Västerbotten. Two hundred of the subjects are children from sparsely populated areas with few peers around. Of theese 107 visit schools of type B and 93 schools of type A. The questions are of varying nature and the pattern of answer is often hard to interpret. It is, however, quite clear that theese children do not have problems neither with their relations to schoolmates nor with their attitudes to school. Out-of-schoo1 activities are to some extent marked by the environment. Children from these areas more often take part in the work at home and less often see their peers. Children from small villages tend to find life at home more pleasant than those from large villages and small towns.-The general attitude to school is more positive among B-school students than among A-school students,and their sense of solidarity is also stronger. In B-schools the students feel more safe and secure in grade 6 than in grade 3. In A-schools the case is the opposite. Previous results in this study show that achievement and adjustment are quite independent of socio-economic classes and this also seems to hold for how they like school. A follow-up study in grade 7 is recommended in order to see if the change from middle to senior level will imply special problems for the children from sparsely populated areas.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Umeå: Umeå universitet , 1977. , 34 bl. p.
, Pedagogiska rapporter, Umeå, ISSN 0348-9388 ; 61
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-67009OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-67009DiVA: diva2:610436