Silver, H. F., & Perini, M. J. (2010). The eight Cs of engagement: How learning styles and instructional design increase student commitment to learning. On excellence in teaching, 319-344. This article describes how engaging children in several domains, including creating a sense of belonging increases students’ commitment to learning.
Klem, A. M., & Connell, J. P. (2004). Relationships matter: Linking teacher support to student engagement and achievement. Journal of School Health, 74(7), 262-273. This study showed that there is an association between academic achievement and student engagement.
Wang, M. T., & Holcombe, R. (2010). Adolescents’ perceptions of school environment, engagement, and academic achievement in middle school. American Educational Research Journal, 47(3), 633-662. This study demonstrated the association between achievement and school participation, school engagement, and self-regulation.
Hirschfield, P. J., & Gasper, J. (2011). The relationship between school engagement and delinquency in late childhood and early adolescence. Journal of youth and adolescence, 40(1), 3-22. This study showed that emotional and behavioral engagement is associated with fewer school delinquencies.
El Nokali, N. E., Bachman, H. J., & Votruba-Drzal, E. (2010). Parent involvement and children’s academic and social development in elementary school. Child Development, 81(3), 988-1005. This study demonstrated that students’ with highly involved parents had fewer behavioral problems and enhanced social functioning.
Murray-Harvey, R. (2010). Relationship influences on students’ academic achievement, psychological health and well-being at school. Educational and Child Psychology, 27(1), 104-115. This study demonstrated that the quality of the relationship between teachers and students impacts academic and social/emotional outcomes.