ERIC Number: EJ1031094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
The Relationship between Student Engagement and Academic Performance: Is It a Myth or Reality?
Journal of Educational Research, v107 n3 p177-185 2014
The author examined the relationship between student engagement and academic performance, using U.S. data of the Program for International Student Assessment 2000. The sample comprised 3,268 fifteen-year-old students from 121 U.S. schools. Multilevel analysis showed that behavioral engagement (defined as effort and perseverance in learning) and emotional engagement (defined as sense of belonging) significantly predicted reading performance. The effect of emotional engagement on reading performance was partially mediated through behavioral engagement. Findings from the present study suggest that educators, policy makers, and the research community need to pay more attention to student engagement and ways to enhance it.
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Reading Achievement, Secondary School Students, Grade 9, Grade 10, Psychological Patterns, Student Behavior, Hierarchical Linear Modeling, Predictor Variables
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Grade 10; Middle Schools; Junior High Schools; High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A