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Predictors of school satisfaction among adolescents in Jordan: a cross-sectional study exploring the role of school-related variables and student demographics

Authors Saleh MYN, Shaheen AM, Nassar OS, Arabiat D

Received 10 February 2019

Accepted for publication 27 May 2019

Published 7 August 2019 Volume 2019:12 Pages 621—631

DOI https://doi.org/10.2147/JMDH.S204557

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Peer reviewers approved by Dr Colin Mak

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Editor who approved publication: Dr Scott Fraser


Mohammad YN Saleh,1 Abeer M Shaheen,1 Omayyah S Nassar,1 Diana Arabiat2

1Clinical Nursing Department, University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan; 2Child and Maternity Nursing Department, University of Jordan, Amman 11942, Jordan

Background: Understanding factors associated with adolescents’ satisfaction with school is necessary to enhance their physical and psychological well-being.
Purpose: To investigate relationships among school-related variables, demographics, and school satisfaction and identify factors that predict school satisfaction among adolescents.
Methods: A cross-sectional descriptive design was used to recruit 1,200 Jordanian students aged 11–16 years. A multistage cluster-sampling technique was used to select participants, and the Health Behavior in School-Aged Children self-administered questionnaire was used to collect data. Data were analyzed using linear regression analysis to identify predictors of adolescents’ school satisfaction.
Results: Linear regression analysis showed that the adolescent’s satisfaction at school was predicted by age, male sex, teacher support, peer support, fair rules at the school, and tiredness in the morning. These factors explained 41% of variance in school-satisfaction scores.
Conclusion: Social support at home and school were helpful for better satisfaction with school life among adolescents in Jordan.

Keywords: academic performance, adolescents, peer support, parent support, school satisfaction, school pressure, teacher support


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