Educational Well-Being

  • The Influence of Social Pedagogy Towards Educational Well-Being in Sri Lanka

    Author: Jalal Deen Careemdeen
    Institution: The National University of Malaysia
    Author: Mohd Mahzan Awang
    Author: Abdul Razaq Ahmad
    Institution: The National University of Malaysia
    Year of publication: 2021
    Source: Show
    Pages: 76-86
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/tner.21.65.3.06
    PDF: tner/202103/tner6506.pdf

    This research was aimed at determining students’ educational well-being, mainly taking into account social pedagogy among secondary schoolchildren in Sri Lanka. The study used a survey research design and a questionnaire instrument for data collection. A stratified random sampling technique was used to select 1350 secondary school students. To analyse the data, the research used descriptive analyses such as mean, standard deviation and multiple regression analysis. The results demonstrate that the social pedagogy and the students’ educational well-being were at moderate levels. Multiple regression analysis, using the stepwise method, showed that the social pedagogy correlated significantly with the students’ educational well-being. However, the study found no significant relationship between the teachers’ academic support and the students’ well-being. The implications of the study indicate that teachers need to have a good relationship with students and implement student-centred teaching methods. Various activities and mechanisms need to be organized to enhance student’s educational well-being related to social pedagogy, incorporating teachers, parents and community members.

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