The aims were to identify school-related factors at Norwegian lower secondary schools that relate positively to pupils’ experienced school satisfaction and investigate how school satisfaction relates to perceived life satisfaction. The analyses were based on data from nationally representative samples of 13 and 15 year-old students in the sixth and seventh World Health Organization (WHO) international survey of Health Behaviour in School-aged Children (HBSC). The study employed a Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) analysing approach. Teacher support related strongly to school satisfaction, and classmate support related also positively to school satisfaction. School satisfaction related positively to life satisfaction and self-regulated learning.

Keywords: School satisfaction, life satisfaction, teacher