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

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Faculty of Human and Social Sciences, Kore University, Cittadella Universitaria, 94100 Enna, Italy
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Department of Psychology, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, 20123 Milan, Italy
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Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
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Educ. Sci. 2020, 10(9), 222; https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10090222
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. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10090222

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Magnano P, Boerchi D, Lodi E, Patrizi P. The Effect of Non-Intellective Competencies and Academic Performance on School Satisfaction. Education Sciences. 2020; 10(9):222. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10090222

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Magnano, Paola, Diego Boerchi, Ernesto Lodi, and Patrizia Patrizi. 2020. "The Effect of Non-Intellective Competencies and Academic Performance on School Satisfaction" Education Sciences 10, no. 9: 222. https://doi.org/10.3390/educsci10090222

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