Socio-Emotional Competencies and School Performance in Adolescence: What Role for School Adjustment?

Mella, Nathalie, Pansu, Pascal, Batruch, Anatolia, Bressan, Marco, Bressoux, Pascal, Brown, Genavee, Butera, Fabrizio, Cherbonnier, Anthony, Darnon, Céline, Demolliens, Marie, De Place, Anne-Laure, Huguet, Pascal, Jamet, Eric, Martinez, Ruben, Mazenod, Vincent, Michinov, Estelle, Michinov, Nicolas, Poletti, Celine, Régner, Isabelle, Riant, Mathilde, Robert, Anais, Rudmann, Ocyna, Sanrey, Camille, Stanczak, Arnaud, Visintin, Emilio Paolo, Vives, Eva and Desrichard, Olivier (2021) Socio-Emotional Competencies and School Performance in Adolescence: What Role for School Adjustment? Frontiers in Psychology, 12. p. 640661. ISSN 1664-1078

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There is growing evidence in the literature of positive relationships between socio-emotional competencies and school performance. Several hypotheses have been used to explain how these variables may be related to school performance. In this paper, we explored the role of various school adjustment variables in the relationship between interpersonal socio-emotional competencies and school grades, using a weighted network approach. This network approach allowed us to analyze the structure of interrelations between each variable, pointing to both central and mediatory school and socio-emotional variables within the network. Self-reported data from around 3,400 French vocational high school students were examined. This data included a set of interpersonal socio-emotional competencies (cognitive and affective empathy, socio-emotional behaviors and collective orientation), school adjustment measures (adaptation to the institution, school anxiety, self-regulation at school, and self-perceived competence at school) as well as grades in mathematics and French language. The results showed that self-regulation at school weighted the most strongly on the whole network, and was the most important mediatory pathway. More specifically, self-regulation mediated the relationships between interpersonal socio-emotional competencies and school grades.

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Additional Information: Funding information: This research was funded by Ministère de l’Éducation et de la Jeunesse/Ministère de l’Enseignement Supérieur, de la Recherche et de l’Innovation/Mission Monteil pour le Numérique Éducatif/Programme d’Investissements d’Avenir, expÉrimentation ProFAN.
Uncontrolled Keywords: socio-emotional competence, school adjustment, school performance, network analysis, self-regulation
Subjects: C800 Psychology
Department: Faculties > Health and Life Sciences > Psychology
Depositing User: Elena Carlaw
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2021 10:46
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2021 11:00

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