Along with the connection of engagement with the academic adjustment indicators, it stands out because of its protective role against problematic adolescent behaviors, such as criminal acts and violence, substance use and depressive symptoms.1,2 Thus, as student engagement has been shown to be enabled through school intervention, its study is of special interest, especially in secondary education.3

Academic commitment, or engagement, refers to a psychological state characterized by the student’s sense of belonging, attributing value to education, and participating in school, learning, studying and in curricular activities.4,5 Academic engagement is particularly characterized by vigor (referring to energy, willingness and persistence in making an effort to perform school activities), dedication (with regard to the sense of enthusiasm, inspiration, pride and importance attributed to it, that is, psychological identification with studies and academic activities) and absorption (related to full concentration, without effort and intrinsic enjoyment, in academic demands, so that time seems to pass quickly and it is hard to detach oneself from activities).5 read more

Bauer, Demetria Tennison, 20, of Palmyra, and Jordan Artley, 20, of 2405 W. Fourth St., were taken into custody at 2307 1/2 Lycoming Creek Road after several pounds of marijuana were found inside the Lycoming Creek Road property when police went there with a warrant for Artley’s arrest out of Lackawana County.,Driving a Chevrolet Malibu, Danille Trimble, 31, 312 Broad St., apartment 1, was stopped by a state trooper at Riverside Drive and Linden Street in South Williamsport about 3:10 a.m. on Aug. 15 because the license plate on her car had been suspended due to the insurance on the vehicle was canceled.,Travis Mosteller, 23, of 2330 W. Fourth St., has been charged by state police with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia in the 300 block of Broad Street in Montoursville on Nov. 28.,Joseph Clements, 39, of 421 Wylie St., Jersey Shore, has been charged by state police with possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia at Market Street and Southern Avenue in South Williamsport on Sept. 29.,A bench warrant was expected to be filed for Aaron Brew, 22, of Philadelphia, after he failed to appear for his preliminary hearing last week on a state police charge of possession of marijuana stemming from an incident on Sheridan Street in Loyalsock Township last March 26.