Academic Achievement in Early Adolescence: The Influence of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Variables

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Title: Academic Achievement in Early Adolescence: The Influence of Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Variables
Authors: Veas, Alejandro | Castejón, Juan Luis | Gilar-Corbi, Raquel | Miñano, Pablo
Research Group/s: Habilidades, Competencias e Instrucción | Investigación en Inteligencias, Competencia Social y Educación (SOCEDU)
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Psicología Evolutiva y Didáctica
Keywords: Academic achievement | Cognitive variables | Motivational variables | Popularity | Parent involvement
Knowledge Area: Psicología Evolutiva y de la Educación
Issue Date: 9-Dec-2015
Publisher: Routledge
Citation: The Journal of General Psychology. 2015, 142(4): 273-294. doi:10.1080/00221309.2015.1092940
Abstract: The present study examined the predictive effects of intellectual ability, self-concept, goal orientations, learning strategies, popularity and parent involvement on academic achievement. Hierarchical regression analysis and path analysis were performed among a sample of 1398 high school students (mean age = 12.5; SD =.67) from eight education centers from the province of Alicante (Spain). Cognitive and non-cognitive variables were measured using validated questionnaires, whereas academic achievement was assessed using end-of-term grades obtained by students in nine subjects. The results revealed significant predictive effects of all of the variables. The model proposed had a satisfactory fit, and all of the hypothesized relationships were significant. These findings support the importance of including non-cognitive variables along with cognitive variables when predicting a model of academic achievement.
ISSN: 0022-1309 (Print) | 1940-0888 (Online)
DOI: 10.1080/00221309.2015.1092940
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC
Peer Review: si
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