Changes in Students' Psychological Well-Being during Transition from Primary School to Lower Secondary School : A Person-Centered Approach
Virtanen, T., Vasalampi, K., Torppa, M., Lerkkanen, M.-K., & Nurmi, J.-E. (2019). Changes in Students' Psychological Well-Being during Transition from Primary School to Lower Secondary School : A Person-Centered Approach. Learning and Individual Differences, 69, 138-149. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2018.12.001
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This person-centered study examined the patterns and the dynamics of pattern change based on 1666 Finnish students' self-reported psychological well-being during the transition from primary school to lower secondary school. Moreover, we examined the stability in the profile memberships and the influence of changes in perceived support from teachers, families, and peers on changes in students' psychological well-being. Six student profiles were identified using the I-states-as-objects-analysis (ISOA) procedure: (a) High well-being profile; (b) Average well-being but low educational aspirations profile; (c) Low well-being profile; (d) Low well-being but high educational aspirations profile; (e) Low well-being but average self-esteem profile; and (f) Average well-being but high educational aspirations profile. Students' psychological profiles changed more often from lower well-being to higher well-being, rather than the other way round, indicating a tendency for improved well-being. Changes in peer support was the most robust variable to explain changes in profile membership. ...
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Research profiles, AoF; Research post as Academy Research Fellow, AoF; Academy Project, AoF
Additional information about fundingThe study has been supported by grants from the Academy of Finland (No. 268586 2013–2017, No. 292466 2015-2019, No. 263 891 2013-2015, No. 299 506 2017-2019, and No. 276239 2014-2019).
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