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ERIC Number: EJ1227244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Oct
Pages: 23
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
The Influence of Behavioral and Emotional Characteristics on Academic Achievement of Middle School Students: A Growth Modeling Approach
Park, Yujeong; Seo, Dong Gi; Park, Jaekook; Kim, Byungkeon; Choi, Jeongwook
School Psychology International, v40 n5 p433-455 Oct 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the associations between behavioral and emotional characteristics and middle school student achievement across different grades based on a growth modeling approach. Using a total of 1,874 students, target predictor variables (i.e., attention, aggressiveness, behavioral control, social withdrawal, depression, self-esteem) and dependent variables (i.e., Korean language arts, mathematics) were extracted from a national and longitudinal data set, and four predictor models were formulated to examine the influence of behavioral/emotional characteristics on student growth trajectories. Results showed that (a) students' initial performance at seventh grade did not predict their over-time growth; and (b) self-esteem and behavioral control variables impacted on the seventh graders' achievement as well as their growth from the seventh to ninth grade. Based on the findings, practical implications and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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