Aims and findings of study 4 in primary education
Well-being, confidence and social competences
The fourth study concerns the effects of the programmes on the well-being, confidence and social competences of the participating pupils. Various longitudinal studies emphasise the important contribution that social-emotional skills and positive well-being at school make to school success, even at a young age.
We will ask parents in a stratified sample of primary schools (100 schools from study 1, including the case study schools from study 3 and every school in the Caribbean region) to complete an online questionnaire. This will be done prior to and on completion of the programme, and a questionnaire will also be sent to the parents of pupils who do not take part in the programmes in order to determine the effect of participation.
The online questionnaire will be filled in prior to (in early January) and on completion of the programme. The schools will be sent a link to the questionnaire, which they can forward to the parents. The parents will then complete the questionnaire on behalf of their child. The questionnaire measures intrinsic motivation (IMI; Deci & Ryan, 2000), academic self-concept (Dutch self-perception profile for children (CBSK): academic skills; Veerman et al., 2004), well-being at school (school questionnaire; Smits & Voorst, 2006) and social acceptance (PRIMA; Vandenberghe et al., 2011).