Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
This study investigated the sense of belonging as perceived by two third grade students. Two informants in a small midwestem public school were used in this qualitative study. Data was collected through interviews, observations, informant journals, and a researcher reflection journal. It was discovered that these informants believe that a sense of humor, class participation, compliments, and non-verbal facial expressions contribute to a child feeling a sense of belonging in the classroom. Further research needs to be completed to determine other factors that contribute to a child’s sense of belonging in the classroom, as well as other settings within the school. Research also needs to be completed regarding compliments as a component of a child’s sense of belonging.
Foix, Laura, "Sense of belonging as perceived by two third grade students." (1998). Student Work. 280.
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