Karatzias A, Papadioti-Athanasiou V, Power KG & Swanson V (2001) Quality of school life. A cross-cultural study of Greek and Scottish secondary school pupils. European Journal of Education, 36 (1), pp. 91-105. https://doi.org/10.1111/1467-3435.00052
First paragraph: Quality of School Life (Q.S.L.), which had been used as an indicator of pupils' welfare (Anderson, 1982), could be defined as a general sense of well-being resulting from pupils' involvement in school life and their engagement in the school environment. To date, some theoretical formulations theories have been developed to conceptualise Q.S.L. (Michalos, 1985). The present research follows the school satisfaction approach in relation to the construction of the scale used. School satisfaction/dissatisfaction is the cognitive appraisal of Q.S.L. (Huebner, 1994a) and is considered a subjective construct (Baker, 1998).
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