Project 3: Social & Relational Contexts

Peer Power Plus — Social Relationships & Their Influence on the Academic, Motivational, Social and Emotional Functioning of Secondary Students

PI: Dr Imelda Caeleon

Co-PI(s): Dr Chee Yeen Melvin CHAN, Dr Lu-Ming Trivina KANG,Dr. Liu Wei Cheng

Project Objectives

  • Examine how the students’ social relationships change over four years in secondary school and how these changes are linked to students’ functioning in varied domains
  • Investigate the contextual factors and processes linked to students’ peer relationships, such as family and school climate and structures
  • Explore how schools’ structures, programmes, and cultural practices affect the stability and change patterns in students’ peer relationships

Study Focus

Year 1 (2023): Project 3 seeks to explore the nature and structure of students’ peer relationships and examine how such aspects of peer relationships are associated with academic, motivational, social, and emotional outcomes of secondary students.

Year 2-4 (2024-2026): Project 3 aims to examine the changes in students’ peer networks and quality of relationships with key significant others (i.e., peers, parents and teachers), and the influence of students’ peer networks attributes and quality of key relationships on students’ academic, motivational, social, and emotional outcomes over time.

Key Constructs of Interest

Social capital
Psychosocial wellbeing
Peer networks
Social mobility
Motivation and engagement

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DREAMS @ The Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference (RPIC)

Our research team will be presenting at the Redesigning Pedagogy International Conference (RPIC) on 29 and 30 May. If you are attending the conference, we hope you can join us as we share more about our Year 1 findings....

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