School climate construct in the studies of risky youth behaviours
Educational Research Institute
The article explores „the school climate” construct and its implementation in research of school institutions effectiveness. Like individuals have their unique „personality”, the schools have their own „climate”. Neither the personality of individuals nor school climate can be explained by a sum of individual qualities. Results of the researches indicate that a positive school climate is related to lower rates of risky youth behaviours. School-based prevention activities should include a creation of a climate that supports youth positive development within a school institution.
school climate ; youth ; prevention ; risky behaviours ; mental health