International Journal of

Arts , Humanities & Social Science

ISSN 2693-2547 (Print) , ISSN 2693-2555 (Online)
Teacher Perceptions of School Connectedness of Students with Emotional and Behavioural Disorders

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the perceptions of teachers about the level of connectedness students with emotional and behavioural disorders (EBD) had to their school environments. An online survey adapted version of the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (Goodman, 1997) was used to measure teacher perceptions. Online surveys were administered to 66 teachers that work with students with EBDs in eastern Australia. Scores on the adapted survey were used to determine if teachers of students with EBD felt their students are connected to their school environments. Comparisons were made between teachers’ perceptions on comprehensive school campuses and teachers’ perceptions on specialized campuses.