Relationship Between Retrospective Estimations of School Climate and Readiness for Aggression in Young People



The article focuses on the relationship between aggression and retrospective estimations of school climate in young people. It reviews the main publications on the topic of aggression/school climate relationship (especially in the aspect concerning school rules).We analyse the correlation between school climate components and aggressiveness in young people basing on a survey of Russian university students. In particular, we assesses the mediating effect of fair and clear school rules on the relations between students, interaction between students and teachers, teacher relations and the impact of these relations on aggressiveness. The analysis shows that school rules are significantly related to school relationships and aggressiveness of young people. Also, it was revealed that respectful contacts between teachers and students and between students themselves play an important role. At the same time, positive/troubled relationships in school are significantly correlated with aggressiveness in the future. The outcomes of the study are addressed in the context of a discussion about the criteria of effectiveness of educational work in schools.

General Information

Keywords: school climate, school relationships, aggressiveness, fair rules, adolescents, students

Journal rubric: Educational Psychology

Article type: scientific article


For citation: Rean A.A., Shagalov I.L., Konovalov I.A. Relationship Between Retrospective Estimations of School Climate and Readiness for Aggression in Young People. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie = Psychological Science and Education, 2020. Vol. 25, no. 6, pp. 126–143. DOI: 10.17759/pse.2020250611. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Artur A. Rean, Doctor of Psychology, Professor, head of the laboratory for the prevention of antisocial behavior, National Research University Higher School of Economics, Academician of the RAE, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Igor L. Shagalov, Junior Research Fellow, Center for Institutional Studies, National Research University ‘Higher School of Economics’, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Ivan A. Konovalov, PhD in Psychology, Research Analyst, Center for Socialization, Family and Prevention of Antisocial Behavior Research, Moscow Pedagogical State University, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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