A Study of the Relationship Between the Grade Nine Students’ Perception Toward the School Climate and Their Satisfaction in the Xingyi No.1 Secondary School, Guizhou, China
Keywords:Students’ perception, School climate, Students’ satisfaction
The main purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between the grade nine students’ perception toward the school climate and their satisfaction in the Xingyi.No.1 Secondary School, Guizhou of China. In this study, the researcher used a quantitative research method. The study surveyed totally 200 ninth grade of students from four classes in the Xingyi No.1 Secondary School. In this research, for the perception of school climate, the concept of school climate by Haynes, Emmons & Comer (2002) was used and for the satisfaction part, Maslow’s Theory (1943) was used. Firstly, assessed the students’ perception toward the school climate and their level of satisfaction, then tested the relationship between the school climate and their satisfaction. Mean and the Standard Deviations were used to test the students’ perception toward the school climate and their satisfaction; Pearson Product Moment Correlation Coefficient Analysis was used to test the relationship between the school climate and their satisfaction. The results of this study showed that the level of students’ perception toward school climate was high, however, the students had negative perception in some dimensions of the school climate in the Xingyi No.1 Secondary School. And the level of students’ satisfaction was high. According to the Pearson-Moment Correlation Analysis, there was a week positive significant relationship between the grade nine students’ perception toward the school climate and their satisfaction in the school. And students had negative perception in some dimensions of the school climate at the selected school.
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