The Psychosocial Factors that Undermine Children's Academic Potentials

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Juli 2011



This work consists of six chapters. The first presents the purpose of the study, research questions, assumptions, and background information. The second presents a reach theoretical framework and literature review relevant to academic underachievement. This includes the bio-ecological theory of human development and other specific theoretical aspects under personal, home, school, and cross-systems levels. The third chapter provides detailed information about the followed research methodology and procedures. The forth chapter presents the results about the associations between academic underachievement and the studied factors under the personal, home, school and cross-systems levels. It also includes the models of the most important factors explaining academic underachievement. The fifth chapter discusses the factors that revealed associated with academic underachievement based on the presented theoretical framework and supported with research literature. The results from the models are also discussed in this chapter. The sixth chapter presents a conclusion about the results and the methodology, as well as, practical recommendations for further research and intervention.


Ph.D in Special Needs Education specialized in the education for children with emotional-behavioral problems. A long experience in the field of child mental health in the Gaza Community Mental Health Program and as a psychosocial supervisor for school counselors in the United Nations Relief and Working Agency in the Gaza Strip of Palestine.
EAN: 9783844387810
ISBN: 3844387811
Untertitel: A Multi-Level Study of the Main Psychosocial Factors that Contribute to Palestinian Children's Academic Underachievement. Paperback. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: LAP Lambert Acad. Publ.
Erscheinungsdatum: Juli 2011
Seitenanzahl: 444 Seiten
Format: kartoniert
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