The relationship between wellbeing and academic achievement : a systematic review

Gräbel, Bianca Friederike (2017) The relationship between wellbeing and academic achievement : a systematic review.

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Abstract:Background: Several studies have indicated that interventions at school, based on the principles of positive psychology, enhance wellbeing and resilience of students. Less is known about the relationship between wellbeing and academic achievement. To make positive interventions at school more effective and purposive, advanced knowledge of the relationship between wellbeing and academic achievement and their influencing factors is needed. Method: The systematic literature review was conducted in December, 2016. The databases Scopus and Web of Science were searched for relevant literature by combining the search terms wellbeing, school and academic achievement and several synonyms of these terms. This resulted in a pool of 300 studies. The application of several criteria of exclusion resulted in a final selection of 5 studies. Results: The selected studies suggest that there is a positive relationship between emotional and psychological wellbeing and academic achievement. The relationship of social wellbeing and academic achievement has not been examined in the included studies. Several factors that may moderate or mediate the relationship between wellbeing and academic achievement. Discussion/Conclusion: Positive emotions, the fulfillment of basic needs, intrinsic motivation, personal strengths and engagement are supposed to influence in the relationship of wellbeing and academic achievement.
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:77 psychology
Programme:Psychology MSc (66604)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/73514
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