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Social support, academic adversity and academic buoyancy: a person-centred analysis and implications for academic outcomes

Collie, Rebecca J. et al.

Educational psychology. Volume 37:Issue 5 (2017); pp 550-564 -- Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

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  • Title:
    Social support, academic adversity and academic buoyancy: a person-centred analysis and implications for academic outcomes
  • Author: Collie, Rebecca J.;
    Martin, Andrew J.;
    Bottrell, Dorothy;
    Armstrong, Derrick;
    Ungar, Michael;
    Liebenberg, Linda
  • Found In: Educational psychology. Volume 37:Issue 5 (2017); pp 550-564
  • Journal Title: Educational psychology
  • Subjects: Educational psychology--Periodicals; Academic buoyancy--academic adversity--social support--academic support--person-centred--cluster analysis; Dewey: 370.15
  • Rights: legaldeposit
  • Publication Details: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
  • Abstract: Abstract:

    The present study employed person-centred analyses that enabled identification of groups of students separated on the basis of their perceptions of social support (home and community), academic support, academic adversity and academic buoyancy. Among a sample of 249 young people, including many from high-needs communities, cluster analysis revealed three distinct groups of students: the thriver, supported struggler and at-risk struggler. We compared the three groups on their academic motivation. Analyses revealed significant differences between groups in adaptive motivation outcomes, but no differences in impeding or maladaptive motivation outcomes. Combined, the results speak to the importance of support and academic buoyancy for positive student outcomes.


  • Identifier: System Number: LDEAvdc_100070869803.0x000001; Journal ISSN: 0144-3410; 10.1080/01443410.2015.1127330
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Physical Description: Electronic
  • Shelfmark(s): ELD Digital store

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