AIHW. (2012). Social and emotional wellbeing: Development of a Children’s Headline Indicator (Vol. Cat. no. PHE 158). Canberra: Australian Institute of Health and Welfare. http://www.aihw.gov.au/publication-detail/?id=10737421524.
Akos, P., & Galassi, J. (2004). Middle and high school transitions as viewed by students, parents and teachers. Professional School Counselling,
Barber, B., & Olsen, J. (2004a). Assessing the transitions to middle and high school. Journal of Adolescent Research,
19(3), 3–30. doi:10.1177/0743558403258113.
Barber, B. K., & Olsen, J. A. (2004b). Assessing the Transitions to Middle and High School. Journal of Adolescent Research,
19(1), 3–30. doi:10.1177/0743558403258113.
Benner, A., & Graham, S. (2009). The transition to high school as a developmental process among multiethnic urban youth. Child Development,
Blum, R. (2005). A case for school connectedness. Educational Leadership,
Blum, R., Libbey, H., Bishop, J., & Bishop, M. (2004). School connectedness–strengthening health and education outcomes for teenagers. Journal of School Health,
Bond, L., Butler, H., Thomas, L., Carlin, J., Glover, S., Bowes, G., & Patton, G. (2007). Social and school connectedness in early secondary school as predictors of late teenage substance use, mental health and academic outcomes. Journal of Adolescent Health,
40(4), 9–18. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2006.10.013.
Bradshaw, C., O’Brennan, L., & Sawyer, A. (2008). Examining variation in attitudes toward aggressive retaliation and perceptions of safety among bullies, victims, and bully/victims. Professional School Counseling,
12, 10–21. doi:10.5330/PSC.n.2010-12.10.
Bradshaw, C., Waasdorp, T., Debnam, K., & Johnson, S. (2014). Measuring school climate in high schools: A focus on safety, engagement, and the environment. Journal of School Health,
Brinthaupt, T., Lipka, R., & Wallace, M. (2007). Aligning student self and identity concerns with middle school practices. In S. Mertens, V. Anfara Jnr & M. Caskey (Eds.), The young adolescent and the middle school. Charlotte: Information Age Publishing.
Buchanan, R. L., & Bowen, G. L. (2008). In the context of adult support: The influence of peer support on the psychological well-being of middle school students. Child and Adolescent Social Work Journal,
Butler, E., & Alberg, M. (1991). The Tennessee school climate inventory: Resource manual. Available from the Center for Research in Educational Policy, Memphis State University, Menphis TN, 38152.
Chang, J., Sandy, S., & Cohen, J. (2005). Comprehensive School Climate Inventory: History of Events and Procedures. New York: The National School Climate Center.
Cohen, J., McCabe, L., Michelli, N., & Pickeral, T. (2009a). School climate: Research, policy, practice, and teacher education. The Teachers College Record,
Cohen, J., Pickeral, T., & Fege, A. (2009). Measuring and improving school climate: A strategy that recognizes, honors and promotes social, emotional and civic learning the foundation for love, work and engaged citizenry. The Teachers College Record.
Cohen, J., & Smerdon, B. (2009). Tightening the dropout tourniquet: Easing the transition from middle to high school. Preventing School Failure,
53(3), 177–184. doi:10.3200/PSFL.53.3.177-184.
Cowie, H., & Oztug, O. (2008). Pupils’ perceptions of safety atschool. Pastoral Care in Education: An International Journal of Personal, Social and Emotional Development,
26(2), 59–67. doi:10.1080/02643940802062501.
Cross, D., Hall, M., Waters, S., & Hamilton, G. (2008). A randomised control trial to reduce bullying and other aggressive behaviours in secondary schools: annual report. Perth, Western Australia: Child Health Promotion Research Centre (Edith Cowan University) & The Western Australian Health Promotion Foundation.
Cross, D., Shaw, T., Hearn, L., Epstein, M., Monks, H., Lester, L., & Thomas, L. (2009). Australian covert bullying prevalence study. Perth: Child Health Promotion Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.
Denham, S., Wyatt, T., Bassett, H., Echeverria, D., & Knox, S. (2009). Assessing social-emotional development in children from a longitudinal perspective. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health,
63, 37–52. doi:10.1136/jech.2007.070797.
Ellickson, P., & Hawes, J. (1989). An assessment of active versus passive methods for obtaining parental consent. Evaluation Review,
13(1), 45–55. doi:10.1177/0193841X8901300104.
Espelage, D., Bosworth, K., & Simon, T. (2000). Examining the social context of bullying behaviors in early adolescence. Journal of Counseling and Development,
78(3), 326–333. doi:10.1002/j.1556-6676.2000.tb01914.x.
Frey, A., Ruchkin, V., Martin, A., & Schwab-Stone, M. (2009). Adolescents in Transition: School and Family Characteristics in the Development of Violent Behaviors Entering High School. Child Psychiatry and Human Development,
40(1), 1–13. doi:10.1007/s10578-008-0105-x.
Gangi, T. A. (2010). School climate and faculty relationships: Choosing an effective assessment measure. New York: St. John’s University.
Goodman, R. (1997). The Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire: A Research Note. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry,
Goodman, R., Ford, T., Simmons, H., Gatward, R., & Meltzer, H. (2000). Using the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) to screen for child psychiatric disorders in a community sample. The British Journal of Psychiatry,
Grayson, J. L., & Alvarez, H. K. (2008). School climate factors relating to teacher burnout: A mediator model. Teaching and Teacher Education,
Gruenert, S. (2008). School culture, School climate: They are not the same thing. Principal,
Hamilton, G., Cross, D., Hall, M., & Townsend, E. (2003). The role of extra-curricular activities in reducing smoking among adolescents: Final report. Perth: Western Australian Centre for Health Promotion Research, Curtin University or Technology.
Hankin, B., & Abramson, L. (2001). Development of gender differences in depression: An elaborated cognitive vulnerability–transactional stress theory. Psychological Bulletin,
127(6), 773–796. doi:10.1037/0033-2909.127.6.773.
Hearn, L., Campbell-Pope, R., House, J., & Cross, D. (2006). Pastoral care in education. Perth: Child Health Promotion Research Centre, Edith Cowan University.
Hung, A. H., Luebbe, A. M., & Flaspohler, P. D. (2014). Measuring School climate: Factor analysis and relations to emotional problems, conduct problems, and victimization in Middle School Students. School Mental Health, 1–15.
Kidger, J., Araya, R., Donovan, J., & Gunnell, D. (2012). The effect of the school environment on the emotional health of adolescents: A systematic review. Pediatrics, peds. 2011–2248.
Kuperminc, G. P., Leadbeater, B. J., & Blatt, S. J. (2001). School social climate and individual differences in vulnerability to psychopathology among middle school students. Journal of School Psychology,
Ladd, G., Kochenderfer, B., & Coleman, C. (1996). Friendship quality as a predictor of young children’s early school adjustment. Child Development,
67(3), 1103–1118. doi:10.2307/1131882.
Loukas, A., & Robinson, S. (2004). Examining the moderating role of perceived school climate in early adolescent adjustment. Journal of Research on adolescence,
Lovibond, S., & Lovibond, P. (1995). Manual for the depression anxiety stress scales. Sydney: Psychology Foundation.
MacNeil, A. J., Prater, D. L., & Busch, S. (2009). The effects of school culture and climate on student achievement. International Journal of Leadership in Education,
McGraw, K., Moore, S., Fuller, A., & Bates, G. (2007). Family, peer and school connectedness in final year secondary school students. Australian Psychologist,
43(1), 27–37. doi:10.1080/00050060701668637.
McNeely, C., Nonnemaker, J., & Blum, J. (2002). Promoting school connectedness: Evidence from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. Journal of School Health,
72(4), 138–147. doi:10.1111/j.1746-1561.2002.tb06533.x.
Nadge, A. (2005). Academic care: Building resilience, building futures. Pastoral Care in Education,
23(1), 28–33. doi:10.1111/j.0264-3944.2005.00319.x.
O’Brennan, L., & Furlong, M. (2010). Relations between students’ perceptions of school connectedness and peer victimization. Journal of School Violence,
9(4), 375–391. doi:10.1080/15388220.2010.509009.
Ozer, E. J., & Weinstein, R. S. (2004). Urban adolescents’ exposure to community violence: The role of support, school safety, and social constraints in a school-based sample of boys and girls. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology,
Pellegrini, A. (2002). Bullying, victimisation, and sexual harassment during the transition to middle school. Educational Psychologist,
37(3), 151–163. doi:10.1207/S15326985EP3703_2.
Pellegrini, A., & Bartini, M. (2000). A longitudinal study of bullying, victimization, and peer affiliation during the transition from primary school to middle school. American Educational Research Journal,
37(3), 699–725. doi:10.3102/00028312037003699.
Pereira, A., & Pooley, J. (2007). A qualitative exploration of the transition experience of students from a high school to a senior high school in rural Western Australia. Australian Journal of Education,
Quigley, R. (2004). Positive peer groups: “Helping Others” meets primary developmental needs. Reclaiming children and youth,
Reiss, A. J., & Roth, J. A. (Eds.). (1993). Understanding and preventing violence. Washington, D.C: National Academy Press.
Resnick, M., Harris, L., & Blum, R. (1993). The impact of caring and connectedness on adolescent health and well-being. Journal of Paediatrics and Child Health,
29(s1), S3–S9. doi:10.1111/j.1440-1754.1993.tb02257.x.
Resnick, M. D., Bearman P. S., Blum, R. W., Bauman, K. E., Harris, K. M., Jones, J., Tabor, J., Beuhring, T., Sieving, R. E., Shew, M., Ireland, M., Bearinger, L. H., & Udry, J. R. (1997). Protecting adolescents from harm: findings from the national longitudinal study on adolescent health. Journal of the American Medical Association, 278(10), 823–832.
Rigby, K., & Slee, P. (1998). The peer relations questionnaire. Point Lonsdale: The Professional Reading Guide for Educational Administrators.
Roeser, R., Eccles, J., & Freedman-Doan, C. (1999). Academic Functioning and mental health in adolescence: Patterns, progressions, and routes from childhood. Journal of Adolescent Health,
14, 135–174. doi:10.1177/0743558499142002.
Samdal, O., Nutbeam, D., Wold, B., & Kannas, L. (1998). Achieving health and educational goals through schools—a study of the importance of school climate and the students’ satisfaction with school. Health Education Research,
13, 383–397. doi:10.1093/her/13.3.383.
Shindler, J., Taylor, C., Cardenas, H., & Jones, A. (2003). Sharing the data along with the responsibility: Examining an analytic scale based model for assessing school climate. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago.
Smith, P. K., & Brain, P. (2000). Bullying in schools: Lessons from two decades of research. Aggressive Behavior,
26(1), 1–9. doi:10.1002/(SICI)1098-2337(2000)26:1<1:AID-AB1>3.0.CO;2-7.
Thapa, A., Cohen, J., Guffey, S., & Higgins-D’Alessandro, A. (2013). A review of school climate research. Review of Educational Research,
Vieno, A., Perkins, D., Smith, T., & Santinello, M. (2005). Democratic school climate and sense of community in school: A multilevel analysis. American Journal of Community Psychology,
36, 327–341. doi:10.1007/s10464-005-8629-8.
Wang, M. T., Selman, R. L., Dishion, T. J., & Stormshak, E. A. (2010). A tobit regression analysis of the covariation between middle school students’ perceived school climate and behavioral problems. Journal of Research on adolescence,
Waters, S., Cross, D., & Shaw, T. (2010). Does the nature of schools matter? An exploration of selected school ecology factors on adolescent perceptions of school connectedness. British Journal of Educational Psychology,
Waters, S., Lester, L., & Cross, D. (2014a). How does support from peers compare with support from adults as students transition to secondary school? Journal of Adolescent Health,
Waters, S., Lester, L., & Cross, D. (2014b). Transition from primary to secondary school: Expectation vs experience. Australian Journal of Education.
Way, N., Reddy, R., & Rhodes, J. (2007). Students’ perceptions of school climate during the middle school years: Associations with trajectories of psychological and behavioral adjustment. American Journal of Community Psychology,
Weare, K., & Gray, G. (2003). What works in developing children’s emotional and social competence and wellbeing?. Southampton: Health Education Unit, University of Southampton.
WHO (1998). WHO global health initiative: Helping schools to become ‘health promoting schools’.
Zullig, K. J., Huebner, E. S., & Patton, J. M. (2011). Relationships among school climate domains and school satisfaction. Psychology in the Schools,
Zullig, K. J., Koopman, T. M., Patton, J. M., & Ubbes, V. A. (2010). School climate: Historical review, instrument development, and school assessment. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment,