The Connection Between School Culture and Academic Performance

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Publication 2-year master student thesis
Title The Connection Between School Culture and Academic Performance
Author Sowid, Sarah
Date 2019
English abstract
This is a qualitative study of how school culture in relation to student identity affects students’ academic performance, especially in a low-income community. The study was conducted in southern Malmö at an elementary school where 9th graders were given the opportunity to participate. Nine students answered a survey anonymously which I then analyzed using identity theory. My conclusions indicate that school culture does play a part in affecting students’ performance. The findings suggest that high performing students more strongly identify academically than low performing students. Finally, this research indicates that more studies on the topic need to be done. I hope this study contributes to a broader interest in how schools can create a culture where students become more motivated and performs better academically. Possible areas to further investigate would be how low performing students are included by schools and what actions schools take, or could take, to create an academic culture for all students.
Publisher Malmö universitet/Lärande och samhälle
Pages 42
Language eng (iso)
Subject School culture
Academic Performance
Student Identity
Student achievement
Academic achievement
school identity
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