International Council for Education, Research and Training

Fostering Student Success: The Synergistic Effects of Family Climate and School Environment

Sehgal, Richa1 and Kaur, Amandeep2

1Research Scholar, Education Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh

2Principal, G.H.G. Harprakash College of Education for Women, Sidhwan Khurd, Ludhiana


This paper delves into the notable, interconnected tasks of family climate and school environment in stimulating student success. It also traverses how these two important influences work synergistically – meaning their combined effect is more than the total of their individual parts – to determine student academic achievement, emotional well-being, and overall development. The paper analyzes the features of positive family climates and supportive school environments, pointing up factors such as communication, parental involvement, clear expectations, and a sense of belonging. It then examines the research on the synergistic effects of these factors, demonstrating how a healthy home environment can amplify the benefits of a positive school experience, and vice versa.

Keywords: family, climate, environment, student, success

Impact Statement


The study delves into how positive family dynamics and a supportive school climate can amplify student academic achievement, social development, and overall well-being. Students from supportive families will experience greater academic success, social development, and well-being in positive school environments compared to those in less supportive environments. Conversely, students from less supportive families will face amplified challenges in negative school environments. By recognizing the synergistic effect between family climate and school environment, educators, families, and policymakers can work collaboratively to create a supportive ecosystem that empowers all students to thrive.

About Author/s

Ms. Richa Sehgal, scholar at Department of Education, Panjab University, Chandigarh.  She did M.A. (Psychology) from IGNOU, New Delhi; M.A. (Education) from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra, M.A.(Mathematics) from Vinayaka Mission University, Salem, Tamilnadu and qualified UGC (NET) in Education. She has twenty-seven years of teaching, administrative and counselling experience at School level. She has attended various workshops and seminars at national and international level. Her areas of interest are Counselling, Life Skills   and Educational Psychology. 


Dr. Amandeep Kaur did M.Sc. (Botany), M.Sc. (Ecology and Environment) M.Ed. and Ph.D. (Education) from Panjab University, Chandigarh. She has cleared U.G.C (NET) in Education. Presently, she has been working as Principal, G.H.G Harprakash College of Education, Sidhwan Khurd, Ludhiana. She has 20 years of teaching experience at B.Ed. and M.Ed. level and 5 years of administrative experience. She has guided many students for Dissertations of M.Ed. and many students for Dissertations of M.Phil. She has been contributing research papers to various National and International Journals. Till date 23 research papers has been published in various research journals of National and International repute. She has presented papers at various National and International conferences, Seminars, attended Workshops. She is also among one of the panelists for interviews of Principals and PU Inspections. Her areas of interest are Science, Environment Education, Education for sustainable Development and Global Peace. 



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