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ERIC Number: EJ1155265
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Interest in School and Educational Success in Portugal
Goulart, Pedro; Bedi, Arjun S.
Journal of Educational Research, v110 n6 p589-603 2017
A large body of work in educational economics displays the tenuous relationship between school inputs and cognitive achievement. Among others, the inability to establish a strong link has been attributed to the difficulty of controlling for attributes such as ability, motivation, and interest. Against this background, and inspired by work in economics and educational psychology, the authors examine whether a child's interest in school has a bearing on educational success. The panel data estimates, based on Portuguese data, show that after controlling for socioeconomic background, school inputs, and time-invariant unobservable traits, children with high levels of interest are 6-10 percentage points less likely to fail as compared with children with low and medium levels of interest.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Portugal
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