Selected Academic Articles 

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Kelly-Ann Allen research mostly focuses on investigating belonging and social connectedness through a multi-systemic lens. She is particularly interested in school belonging, the relationship between student and teacher, measurement design and intervention. 

ARTICLES ABOUT BELONGING

Examining predictors of school belonging using a socio-ecological perspective.  Journal of Child and Family Studies.

Allen, K. A., Cordoba, B. G., Ryan, T., Arslan, G., Slaten, C. D., Ferguson, J. K., Bozoğlan, B., Abdollahi, FA., & Vella-Brodrick, D. (2022).

 

Does socioeconomic status moderate the relationship between school belonging and school-related factors in Australia? Child Indicators Research.

Allen, K. A., Cordoba, B. G., Parks, A., & Arslan, G. (2022).

School belonging predicts whether an emerging adult will be not in education, employment, or training (NEET) after school. Journal of Educational Psychology.

Parker, P., Allen, K. A., Parker, R., Guo, J., Marsh, H. W., Basarkod, G., & Dicke, T. (2022).

 

Introducing a dual continuum model of belonging and loneliness. Australian Journal of Psychology

Lim, M. H., Allen, K. A., Furlong, M. J., Craig, H., & Smith, D. C. (2021).

 

Strength-based parenting and stress-related growth in adolescents: Exploring the role of positive reappraisal, school belonging, and emotional processing during the pandemic. Journal of Adolescence, 94(2), 176-190.

Allen, K. A., Waters, L., Arslan, G., & Prentice, M. (2022).

 

Information communication technology use and school belonging in Australian high school students. Psychology in the Schools, ​​58(12), 2392-2403.

McCahey, A., Allen, K. A., & Arslan, G. (2021).

 

The need to belong: A deep dive into the origins, implications, and future of a foundational construct. Educational Psychology Review. 

Allen, K. A., Gray, D. L., Baumeister, R. F., & Leary., M. R. (2021)

Stress-related growth in adolescents returning to school after COVID-19 school closure. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, Article 643443.

Waters, L. Allen, K. A., & Arslan, G. (2021). 

Testing the social-ecological factors of school belonging in native-born, first-generation, and second-generation Australian students: A comparison study. Social Psychology of Education, 24(3), 835-856. 

Allen, K. A., Fortune, K. C., & Arslan, G. (2021). 

The psychometric evaluation of the Sense of Belonging Instrument (SOBI) with Iranian older adults. BMC Geriatrics, 21(1), 1-8. 

Allen, K. A., Arslan, G., Craig, H., Arefi, S., Yaghoobzadeh, A., & Nia, H. S. (2021). 

School victimization, school belongingness, psychological well-being, and emotional problems in adolescents. Child Indicators Research, 14(4), 1501-1517. 

Arslan, G., & Allen, K. A. (2021). 

Belonging: A review of conceptual issues, an integrative framework, and directions for future research. Australian Journal of Psychology, 73(1), 87-102. 

Allen, K. A., Kern, M. L., Rozek, C. S., McInerney, D. M., & Slavich, G. M. (2021).


Climate change, a critical new role for educational and developmental psychologists. The Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 1-3

Allen, K. A. (2020)

Complete Mental Health in Elementary School Children: Understanding general school functioning and adjustment in youth. Current Psychology.

Arslan, G., & Allen, K. A. (2020)

Academic hardiness as a mediator for the relationship between school belonging and academic stress. Psychology in the Schools.

Abdollahi, A., Panahipour, S., Tafti, M. A., & Allen, K. A. (2020)

Complete Mental Health in Elementary School Children: Understanding general school functioning and adjustment in youth. Current Psychology.

Arslan, G., & Allen, K. A. (2020)

Academic hardiness as a mediator for the relationship between school belonging and academic stress. Psychology in the Schools.

Abdollahi, A., Panahipour, S., Tafti, M. A., & Allen, K. A. (2020)

 

Commentary of Lim, M., Eres, R., Gleeson, J., Long, K., Penn, D., Rodebaugh, T. (2019). A pilot digital intervention targeting loneliness in youth mental health. Frontiers in Psychiatry.

Allen, K. A. (2020)

 

Creating a culture of belonging in a school context. Educational and Child Psychology, special issue school belonging. Educational and Child Psychology, 36(4), 5-7.

Allen, K. A., Boyle, C., & Roffey, S. (2019)

 

School belonging - Why are our students longing to belong to school? Educational and Child Psychology, 36(2), 6-8.

Roffey, S., Boyle, C., & Allen, K. A. (2019)

Understanding the priorities of Australian secondary schools through an analysis of their mission and vision statements. Educational Administration Quarterly, 54(2), 249-274

Allen, K. A., Kern, P., Vella-Brodrick, D., & Waters, L. (2018)

What Schools Need to Know about Belonging: A meta-analysis. Educational Psychology Review, 30(1), 1-34.

Allen, K. A., Kern, P., Vella-Brodrick, D., & Hattie, J. & Waters, L., (2018)

School Values: A comparison of academic motivation, mental health promotion, and school belonging with student achievement. Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 34(1), 31-47.

Allen, K. A., Kern, P. Vella-Brodrick, D., & Waters, L. (2017) School Values

How Social Are Social Media? A Review of Online Social Behaviour and Connectedness. Journal of Relationships Research, e 8, e8, 1–8.

Ryan, T., Allen, K. A., Gray, D. L., & McInerney, D. M. (2017)

Pathways to Belonging. Editorial for the special issue on School Belonging for the Educational and Developmental Psychologist. 33(1), 01-21.

Allen, K. A. & Boyle, B. (Eds) (2016)

Fostering School Belonging in Secondary Schools Using a Socio-Ecological Framework. The Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 33(1), 97-121

Allen, K. A., Vella-Brodrick, D., & Waters, L. (2016)

School Belonging: A Review of the History, Current Trends, and Future Directions. The Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 33(1), 1-15.

Slaten, C., Ferguson, J., Allen, K. A., Brodrick, D., & Waters, L. (2016)

Adolescent Mental Health in an Australian Context and Future Interventions . Special Issue on Mental Health in Australia for the International Journal of Mental Health. 44, 80-93.

Allen, K. A. & McKenzie, V. (2015)

Social Media Use and Social Connectedness in Adolescents: The Positives and the Potential Pitfalls. The Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 31(1), 18-31.

Allen, K. A., Ryan, T., Gray, D., McInerney, D., & Waters, L. (2014)

Belonging as a Guiding Principle in the Education of Adolescents.  Australian Journal of Educational and Developmental Psychology. 12, 108-119. 

Allen, K. A. & Bowles, T. (2013)

The Importance of Belonging for Adolescents in Secondary School Settings. The European Journal of Social & Behavioural Sciences. 5(2), 976-984. 

O'Brien, K. A., Vincent, T., & Bowles, T. (2013)

ARTICLES ABOUT CREATING A POSITIVE WORKPLACE CULTURE

Work like a girl: Redressing gender inequity in academia through systemic solutions. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 18(3), Article 03. 

Allen, K. A., Butler-Henderson, K., Reupert, A., Longmuir, F., Finefter-Rosenbluh, I., Berger, E., Grove, C., Heffernan, A., Freeman, N., Kewalramani, S., Krebs, S., Dsouza, L., Mackie, G., Chapman, D., & Fleer, M. (2021). 

Addressing academic rejection: Recommendations for reform. Journal of University Teaching & Learning Practice, 17(5), Article 19. 

Allen, K. A., Donoghue, G. M., Pahlevansharif, S., Jimerson, S. R., & Hattie, J. A. C. (2020). 

What is the actual impact of measuring academic notions of impact? 
The Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 36(2), 33-34. (2019) 

Allen, K. A.

Special Issues

Pathways to School Belonging, The Educational and Developemental Psychologist 33, (1), 2016

Editors: Kelly-Ann Allen and Chris Boyle

School Psychology, Educational and Child Psychology 36, (2), 2019

Editors: Sue Roffey, Chris Boyle, and Kelly-Ann Allen

Creating a Culture of Belonigng in a School Context, Educational and Child Psychology 36, (4), 2019

Editors: Kelly-Ann Allen, Chris Boyle, and Sue Roffey