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School Motivation in Secondary Schools: A Survey of LGB and Heterosexual Students in Flanders

Saskia Aerts UGent, Mieke Van Houtte UGent, Alexis Dewaele UGent, Nele Cox UGent and Johny Vincke UGent (2010)
abstract
This study focuses on differences in school motivation between LGB and straight high school students in Flanders. We hypothesized that LGB students have lower school motivation because of the heteronormative climate and discrimination against them that are present in most schools. We collected data from 1,745 high school students using an online survey. The majority of these respondents are heterosexual (90.4%), 4.4% are bisexual and 5.2% are lesbian or homosexual. We use step-wise multiple regressions to investigate the relationship between sexual orientation and two types of school motivation: mastery and performance motivation. The results show that for lesbian girls sexual identification has a small impact on performance motivation, but not on mastery motivation. The results for the boys were non-significant. We conclude that sexual orientation in itself has only a small effect on school motivation, but sense of belonging and perceived discrimination appear to be important predictors of motivation for all students.
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author
organization
year
type
conference
publication status
unpublished
subject
keyword
discrimination, sexual orientation, school motivation, LGB
conference name
2nd 'Equal is not Enough' Conference
conference location
Antwerpen, Belgium
conference start
2010-12-01
conference end
2010-12-03
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
C3
id
1086893
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1086893
date created
2010-12-14 09:08:21
date last changed
2010-12-14 16:31:13
@inproceedings{1086893,
  abstract     = {This study focuses on differences in school motivation between LGB and straight high school students in Flanders. We hypothesized that LGB students have lower school motivation because of the heteronormative climate and discrimination against them that are present in most schools. We collected data from 1,745 high school students using an online survey. The majority of these respondents are heterosexual (90.4\%), 4.4\% are bisexual and 5.2\% are lesbian or homosexual. We use step-wise multiple regressions to investigate the relationship between sexual orientation and two types of school motivation: mastery and performance motivation. The results show that for lesbian girls sexual identification has a small impact on performance motivation, but not on mastery motivation. The results for the boys were non-significant. We conclude that sexual orientation in itself has only a small effect on school motivation, but sense of belonging and perceived discrimination appear to be important predictors of motivation for all students.},
  author       = {Aerts, Saskia and Van Houtte, Mieke and Dewaele, Alexis and Cox, Nele and Vincke, Johny},
  keyword      = {discrimination,sexual orientation,school motivation,LGB},
  language     = {eng},
  location     = {Antwerpen, Belgium},
  title        = {School Motivation in Secondary Schools: A Survey of LGB and Heterosexual Students in Flanders},
  year         = {2010},
}

Chicago
Aerts, Saskia, Mieke Van Houtte, Alexis Dewaele, Nele Cox, and Johny Vincke. 2010. “School Motivation in Secondary Schools: A Survey of LGB and Heterosexual Students in Flanders.” In .
APA
Aerts, S., Van Houtte, M., Dewaele, A., Cox, N., & Vincke, J. (2010). School Motivation in Secondary Schools: A Survey of LGB and Heterosexual Students in Flanders. Presented at the 2nd “Equal is not Enough” Conference.
Vancouver
1.
Aerts S, Van Houtte M, Dewaele A, Cox N, Vincke J. School Motivation in Secondary Schools: A Survey of LGB and Heterosexual Students in Flanders. 2010.
MLA
Aerts, Saskia, Mieke Van Houtte, Alexis Dewaele, et al. “School Motivation in Secondary Schools: A Survey of LGB and Heterosexual Students in Flanders.” 2010. Print.