School perseverance of children in foster care: The influence of their relationship with siblings on their school experience

  • Alice Anton
  • Catherine Blaya
Keywords: School perseverance, foster family, foster children, role models

Abstract

There is a paucity of research on the relation between siblings and school experience. However, some studies have highlighted that siblings have similar school experiences (Peugny, 2012), and that they even influence each other (Boutchenik & al., 2015). Our research on foster children’s school perseverance aimed to understand the factors that enabled some of them to succeed at school despite the challenges they had faced in childhood. Findings stress the importance of their sense of affiliation with their foster family. This sense of affiliation, notably the relationship built with siblings in the foster family, impacts their school experience.

Published
18-12-2019
How to Cite
Anton, A., & Blaya, C. (2019). School perseverance of children in foster care: The influence of their relationship with siblings on their school experience. Swiss Journal of Educational Research, 41(3), 665-681. Retrieved from https://bop.unibe.ch/sjer/article/view/6021
Section
Varia