When it came to study related stress, Luxembourg’ students reported below average levels
Students in Luxembourg report among lowest levels of bullying within OECD
Students in Luxembourg have reported a strong sense of belonging in school and below average study anxiety levels.
According to the 2015 Pisa student wellbeing study, an above average proportion of 15-year-old students in Luxembourg who completed the survey reported a strong sense of belonging.
Just over a quarter (26%) said they made friends easily at school compared with the OECD average of 22.7% while well over half (56%) said they strongly disagreed with the statement they felt like an outsider compared with the average of 42.4%.
This is a positive message considering that Luxembourg has a large immigrant population with over 46% of residents non Luxembourg nationals.
When it came to study related stress, Luxembourg’ students reported below average levels with a fifth saying they felt tense during studies compared with a quarter within the OECD.
When students were confronted with a task they could not solve, a quarter strongly disagreed with the suggestion that they got nervous, compared to 15% across the OECD.
Exposure to bullying
Luxembourg student exposure to bullying appears to be lower than the OECD average with 56% reporting they were never or almost never bullied compared to 51%.
In all questions relating to bullying, the report showed Luxembourg ranked better than the OECD average.
The report is based on a survey of 540,000 students in 72 participating countries and aims to explore if there is a relationship between teenagers who feel part of a school community and enjoy good relations with parents and teachers, and wellbeing levels and academic results.
It marks the first time Pisa has analysed wellbeing, sense of belonging at school, relationships with peers and teachers, home life and how they spend their time outside of school.