Student Engagement and School Burnout in Finnish Lower-Secondary Schools : Latent Profile Analysis
Virtanen, T., Lerkkanen, M.-K., Poikkeus, A.-M., & Kuorelahti, M. (2018). Student Engagement and School Burnout in Finnish Lower-Secondary Schools : Latent Profile Analysis. Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, 62 (4), 519-537. doi:10.1080/00313831.2016.1258669
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Self-ratings of behavioural engagement, cognitive engagement and school burnout were used in person-centred analyses to identify latent profiles among 2,485 Finnish lower-secondary school students. Three profiles were identified: high-engagement/low-burnout (40.6% of the sample), average-engagement/average-burnout (53.9%), and low-engagement/high-burnout (5.5%). Another sample of lower-secondary school students was used to validate the 3 profiles. The factors most strongly associated with the high-engagement/low-burnout profile of lower-secondary school students’ were high levels of support from teachers and family, good academic performance, and lack of truancy. The study indicated that teacher and family support and students’ academic achievement are pivotal in understanding student engagement and school burnout.