Attitudes to school life: their influences and their effects on achievement and leaving school.

Gary Marks, ACER

Longitudinal surveys of Australian youth research report ; n.5


This report investigates students' attitudes to school life. Such attitudes may have some implications for achievement and other outcomes of education. These attitudes can also be used as a measure for educational outcomes in their own right. This study examines three aspects of student attitudes to school life: changes over a time period; the influence of individual and school-level variables on attitudes; and the effect of these attitudes on achievement and leaving school.