Family as a Quality of Life Indicator: The Secondary School Learner's Perspective

By Irena Loudová and Jana Marie Havigerová.

Published by The International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum

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For the student, education takes place as much in the school environment as it does at home. However, what do we know about the learner’s perspective on the family? This paper analyses the current views of secondary school pupils, aged 12-15, on the issue of quality and healthy living. In a focus group, the pupils were given the opportunity to think about their life according to three intensities of quality. They discussed the experiences of an excellent life, a normal life, and a bad life. In the following analysis, we will show what these individual levels of quality include, how they can be expressed, and what relations are between them.

Keywords: Family, Interpersonal Relationship, Indicators of Life Quality, Focus Group, Early Adolescence

International Journal of Pedagogy and Curriculum, Volume 20, Issue 4, November 2014, pp.77-84. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Published online: June 13, 2014 (Article: Electronic (PDF File; 713.071KB)).

Dr. Irena Loudová

Lecturer and Researcher, Department of Pedagogy and Psychology, Univerity of Hradec Králové, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic

Dr. Jana Marie Havigerová

Lecturer and Researcher in Psychology, Institute of Social Work, University of Hradec Králové, Hradec Králové, Czech Republic