Identifying engaging features of schooling : assessing the psychometric soundness of student generated research

Carrington, Suzanne B., Bland, Derek, Spooner-Lane, Rebecca S., & White, Emma (2012) Identifying engaging features of schooling : assessing the psychometric soundness of student generated research. International Journal of Inclusive Education.

View at publisher


In this article we report on data analysed from a student project about attitudes to school and student perception of engagement and disengagement. The data were collected by students in an Australian study that employed the Young People as Researchers Model. Middle years students devised and administered a questionnaire to students in grade eight, nine and ten at a secondary school in Australia. A total of 239 students completed the questionnaire. The students completed the initial analysis which was followed by a more detailed analysis by the authors of this paper. The findings support the work of American, British and Australian researchers about the factors that influence engagement and disengagement from schooling. The reported outcomes from the student work and the secondary analysis indicate that students do have the capacity to undertake valid and meaningful research and can make informed contributions to school improvement and student engagement.

Impact and interest:

2 citations in Scopus
1 citations in Web of Science®
Search Google Scholar™

Citation counts are sourced monthly from Scopus and Web of Science® citation databases.

These databases contain citations from different subsets of available publications and different time periods and thus the citation count from each is usually different. Some works are not in either database and no count is displayed. Scopus includes citations from articles published in 1996 onwards, and Web of Science® generally from 1980 onwards.

Citations counts from the Google Scholar™ indexing service can be viewed at the linked Google Scholar™ search.

Full-text downloads:

151 since deposited on 08 Aug 2012
19 in the past twelve months

Full-text downloads displays the total number of times this work’s files (e.g., a PDF) have been downloaded from QUT ePrints as well as the number of downloads in the previous 365 days. The count includes downloads for all files if a work has more than one.

ID Code: 53026
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: young people as researchers, school engagement, disengagement, student voice
DOI: 10.1080/13603116.2012.709281
ISSN: 1360-3116
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is a preprint of an article submitted for consideration in the International Journal of Inclusive Education © 2012 [copyright Taylor & Francis]; International Journal of Inclusive Education is available online at:
Deposited On: 08 Aug 2012 22:33
Last Modified: 24 Jun 2017 09:16

Export: EndNote | Dublin Core | BibTeX

Repository Staff Only: item control page