Investigation of Relationship between High School Students’ Level of School Attachment and Aggression

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Number of pages: 97-115
Year-Number: 2018-Volume 10, Issue 2

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The aim of this research is to examine high school students’ school attachment level according to the academic success and communication with family and friends variables. Also this study aims to examine high school students’ aggression level according to academic success, exposure to violence, the tendency for committing violence at school and communication with family and friends variables. In addition, examining the correlation between the level of aggression and the school attachment is aimed. Research population consists of 454 students studying at high schools in Nevşehir in 2016- 2017 academic year. School attachment scale and aggression scale are used as data collection tool. Independent samples t-Test, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis H test and One Way Anova test, Tukey Multiple Comparison test and Spearman’s rho correlation analysis are used in consequence of these analyses. Eta squared (?2) formula and Jonckheere-Terpstra test are applied for calculation of influence quantities. Goodness of fit index (X2/sd, SRMR, NNFI, CFI, GFI and AGF) was analyzed for confirmatory factor analysis, and RMSEA value (Root Mean Square Error of Approximation) in the path analysis was examined. According to study results, high school students’ school attachment scores are high and aggression scores are moderate. Additionally there is a negative and lower relation between high school students’ school attachment and aggression behaviours.

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Abstract

The aim of this research is to examine high school students’ school attachment level according to the academic success and communication with family and friends variables. Also this study aims to examine high school students’ aggression level according to academic success, exposure to violence, the tendency for committing violence at school and communication with family and friends variables. In addition, examining the correlation between the level of aggression and the school attachment is aimed. Research population consists of 454 students studying at high schools in Nevşehir in 2016- 2017 academic year. School attachment scale and aggression scale are used as data collection tool. Independent samples t-Test, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis H test and One Way Anova test, Tukey Multiple Comparison test and Spearman’s rho correlation analysis are used in consequence of these analyses. Eta squared (?2) formula and Jonckheere-Terpstra test are applied for calculation of influence quantities. Goodness of fit index (X2/sd, SRMR, NNFI, CFI, GFI and AGF) was analyzed for confirmatory factor analysis, and RMSEA value (Root Mean Square Error of Approximation) in the path analysis was examined. According to study results, high school students’ school attachment scores are high and aggression scores are moderate. Additionally there is a negative and lower relation between high school students’ school attachment and aggression behaviours.

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