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The Effect of Non-Intellective Competencies and Academic Performance on School Satisfaction

Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Kore University, Cittadella Universitaria, 94100 Enna, Italy
Department of Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 20123 Milan, Italy
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
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Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(9), 222;
Received: 7 August 2020 / Revised: 25 August 2020 / Accepted: 26 August 2020 / Published: 27 August 2020
(1) Background: To improve academic performance and prevent dropouts, many studies have investigated the effects of non-intellective competencies on performance, and the effects of performance on school satisfaction. The aim of this study was to investigate the direct role of both non-intellective competencies and performance on school satisfaction at the same time. (2) Methods: The study involved 731 Italian students, attending three different high schools, who responded to the H-Comp Scale, a questionnaire assessing twelve different aspects of students’ skills, attitudes and motivations over the study, and the H-Sat Scale, a questionnaire assessing five different areas of school satisfaction. (3) Results: We found a strong role of non-intellective competencies on school satisfaction and a marginal role of academic performance, gender and the attended class, which reduced as students’ seniority increased. (4) Conclusions: This study showed that school satisfaction depends on students’ self-perception in terms of their study competencies and the motivations possessed more than their sole performance, suggesting that this helps students to improve their non-intellective competencies in order to increase their performance and reduce the risk of dropouts, both directly and indirectly, through increasing their school satisfaction. View Full-Text
Keywords: school satisfaction; students’ competencies; academic performance school satisfaction; students’ competencies; academic performance
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Magnano, P.; Boerchi, D.; Lodi, E.; Patrizi, P. The Effect of Non-Intellective Competencies and Academic Performance on School Satisfaction. Educ. Sci. 2020, 10, 222.

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