Psychological school climate: on the structure of the notion

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Abstract

The article regards the structure of the notion "school structure". The traditionally singled out components of school climate — structure and culture — are amended by the notion of an "individual", which becomes central for the concept of school security and in fact takes a domineering position in estimation and correction of school climate. The article discusses the need in elaboration of a balanced model of a school climate, able to take into account three main constituents: structural, cultural and individual.

General Information

Keywords: school climate, school structure, school culture

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology and Pedagogical Psychology

Article type: review article

For citation: Fedunina N.Y. Psychological school climate: on the structure of the notion [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2014. Vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 117–124. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Natalya Y. Fedunina, PhD in Psychology, research fellow of the Centre for emergency psychological assistance, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, psychologis, Sports Center (CCU «Moskomsport»), Moscow, Russia, e-mail: natalia_fedunina@mail.ru

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