Relative importance of social factors linked to academic achievement in the 1st grade
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Šarūnė Magelinskaitė-Legkauskienė
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Visvaldas Legkauskas
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Albina Kepalaitė
Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania
Published 2016-12-30
https://doi.org/10.21277/sw.v2i6.265
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Keywords

academic achievement
elementary school
popularity
learning-related social competence
student-teacher relationship

How to Cite

Magelinskaitė-Legkauskienė Šarūnė, Legkauskas V. and Kepalaitė A. (2016) “Relative importance of social factors linked to academic achievement in the 1st grade”, Social Welfare : Interdisciplinary Approach, 6(2), pp. 30-41. doi: 10.21277/sw.v2i6.265.

Abstract

The present study was aimed at investigating aspects of social functioning linked to academic achievement in the 1st grade. Subjects were 380 Lithuanian 1st graders, 211 girls and 169 boys. Social factors measured included student social competence, student-teacher relationship, and popularity in class. Regression analysis revealed that learning-related social competence – ability to take directions - was a strongest predictor, accounting for 28.7% of variance in academic achievement
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