Determinants of students' quality of school life: A path model

Magdalena Mo Ching MOK, Marcellin FLYNN

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This study examined factors contributing to the quality of school life of secondary school students. A path model, expressing interrelationships between students' background characteristics, their expectations of schools, the perceived quality of both the formal and the informal school curriculum, the classroom environment and students' quality of school life, was developed and tested. The sample comprised 8265 Grade 12 students from 70 schools in New South Wales, Australia. Analysis indicated that, after controlling for other variables in the model, students' experience of the classroom environment was the single most important factor explaining their quality of school life. Copyright © 2002 Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)275-300
JournalLearning Environments Research
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2002


Mok, M. M. C., & Flynn, M. (2002). Determinants of students' quality of school life: A path model. Learning Environments Research, 5(3), 275-300.


  • Path model
  • Classroom environment
  • Quality of school life
  • Secondary students


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