Does safe experience in the school increase school attendance motivation?

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Debdulal Dutta Roy and Shubhanghi Sharma

Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata, India

Relation of safe experience in school and motivation to attend the school was examined in this study. 396 high school students of Grade VII and VIII participated in this study. Considering the observation and focused group discussion a 72-item questionnaire was prepared measuring safe school experience and school attendance motivation. Results revealed that school attendance motivation was strongly predicted by the bullying and school climate. Besides caste no other individual characteristics like gender, age and religion were correlated with safe school perception.

Keywords: safe school perception, school attendance motivation, bullying, school climate

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