Chunni Zhao1,2, Xini Zhao3
1School of Marxism, Foshan University, Foshan, China
2School of Educational Science, Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China
3School of Culture Communication, Loudi Vocational and Technical College, Loudi, China
A questionnaire survey was conducted on 211 rural Tibetan boarding elementary school students to explore the effects of ethnic identity and school belonging on elementary school students' problems behaviors, and a mediating effect test was conducted based on school belonging as a way to construct a model of the relationship between the three, and to investigate the mechanisms for promoting the psychological health of rural boarding elementary school students in ethnic areas.The results found that (1)Ethnic identity, school belonging, and problems behaviors of primary school students in rural boarding schools in Tibet is better than the median of theory. (2) Externalizing problems were bilaterally correlated to ethnic identity and school belonging while internalizing behavior only correlated to school belonging. (3)Ethnic identity influences externalizing behaviors through school belonging. It was concluded that school belonging mediated the role of ethnic identity in influencing externalizing behaviors of elementary school students.
ethnic identity; school belonging; problems behaviors; rural boarding primary school
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