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Frontiers in Educational Research, 2021, 4(13); doi: 10.25236/FER.2021.041308.

The impact of social integration on school adaption of migrating children in middle school grades


Li Quanhan1, Qi Yanning2

Corresponding Author:
Li Quanhan

1Guangdong Ocean University, 1 Haidao, Machang District, Zhanjiang City, Guangdong Province, China

2Shanghai University of Finance and Economics Zhejiang College, No.99, Huancheng South Road, Jindong District, Jinhua City, Zhejiang Province, China

These authors contributed equally to this work


As an important driving force of urbanization in China, how to promote the social integration of migrating population has always been an important issue. In this paper, we study the social integration of migrating children and its impact on their school adaptation by using a qualitative research method based on the perspective of psychological identity. Taking a middle school in Zhanjiang as an example, we conducted in-depth interviews with ten junior high school students and organized the data into a table to analyze them in conjunction with the interview content. It was found that social ties with teachers and classmates could help migrating children integrate better into school, but parents did not play a role in migrating children's school adjustment. In addition, migrant children's performance would be different for personal reasons even though they had adapted to school.


migrating children. social integration. psychological identity

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Li Quanhan, Qi Yanning. The impact of social integration on school adaption of migrating children in middle school grades. Frontiers in Educational Research (2021) Vol. 4, Issue 13: 45-52. https://doi.org/10.25236/FER.2021.041308.


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