Students’ Understanding of Student Well-Being: A Case Study


  • Thomas Falkenberg University of Manitoba
  • Grace Ukasoanya University of Manitoba
  • Heather Krepski University of Manitoba


Student well-being, flourishing, well-being capabilities, school ecology


What does it mean for students to flourish (to be well) in school, what school ecology would this require, and what capabilities to live a flourishing life should schools help students develop? In this paper, we report on a study that inquired into these three questions – from the perspective of the students themselves, which is a perspective rarely inquired into. Data were collected from students at a large high school in Canada, using a survey (N=50) and focus group interviews (N=24). The findings provide diverse and rich student perspectives that in some respect complement adult perspectives on student well-being.


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How to Cite

Falkenberg, T., Ukasoanya, G., & Krepski, H. (2022). Students’ Understanding of Student Well-Being: A Case Study. McGill Journal of Education / Revue Des Sciences De l’éducation De McGill, 56(2/3). Retrieved from