Type of Disability, Gender, and Age Affect School Satisfaction:Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study

Arciuli, J and Emerson, Eric (2020) Type of Disability, Gender, and Age Affect School Satisfaction:Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. British Journal of Educational Psychology, 90 (3). pp. 870-885. ISSN 0007-0998

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Abstract

Background Self‐reported school satisfaction is an important indicator of child and adolescent well‐being. Few studies have examined how disability, gender, and age affect school satisfaction. Aim We sought to determine whether the interaction between disability and gender with regard to self‐reported school satisfaction might be specific to particular types of disability and particular ages. Methods We undertook secondary analysis of Waves 5 and 6 of the UK’s Millennium Cohort Study (MCS), a nationally representative sample of children born 2000–2002. MCS is the fourth in the series of British birth cohort studies. Result At 11 years of age (n = 12,207), school satisfaction was significantly higher for girls and those without disabilities. By contrast, at 14 (n = 10,933), school satisfaction was significantly higher for boys and those without disabilities. Subsequent analyses of gender moderation of the association between disability and school satisfaction revealed a significant interaction between gender and disabilities associated with mental health and with dexterity, respectively, at 14 years but not at age 11. Conclusion These findings will inform future research endeavours, policy, and practice in psychology, education, and other areas associated with child development and disability.

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Journal Article
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British Journal of Educational Psychology
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This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Arciuli, J. and Emerson, E. (2020), Type of disability, gender, and age affect school satisfaction: Findings from the UK Millennium Cohort Study. British Journal of Educational Psychology doi:10.1111/bjep.12344 which has been published in final form at https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/bjep.12344 This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance With Wiley Terms and Conditions for self-archiving.
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17 Feb 2020 12:30
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