ERIC Number: EJ1199237
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
A Meta-Analysis on the Relationship between Character Education and Student Achievement and Behavioral Outcomes
Jeynes, William H.
Education and Urban Society, v51 n1 p33-71 Jan 2019
An extensive meta-analysis, including 52 studies, was undertaken on the relationship between character education and student achievement and behavioral outcomes. Additional analyses were done to determine whether the effects of character education differed by student grade level, locale, race, and so on. The results indicated that character education is associated with higher levels of educational outcomes, no matter what type of standardized or nonstandardized measure was employed. Character education was also related to higher levels of expressions of love, integrity, compassion, and self-discipline. Overall, character education had somewhat greater effects for children in high school rather than those who were in elementary school. The effects of character education did not differ by the race of the children. The significance of these results is discussed.
Descriptors: Values Education, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education, Student Improvement, Psychological Patterns, Interpersonal Competence, Empathy, Self Management, High School Students, Elementary School Students, Urban Education
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Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Elementary Education
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