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School burnout, depressive symptoms and engagement: Their combined effect on student achievement
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, , Lumsa University, Italy ; , INVALSI, Italy ; , Bicocca University, Italy ; , University of Helsinki, Finland

International Journal of Educational Research Volume 84, Number 1, ISSN 0883-0355 Publisher: Elsevier Ltd

Abstract

Prior studies have shown that student burnout becomes more prevalent during adolescence and is associated with both depressive symptoms and school engagement. Little is known about how burnout, engagement, and depressive symptoms jointly affect students’ school achievement in terms of grades and skipping class. The main purpose of the current study was to analyse these variables within a full model in order to examine the direct and indirect effects of burnout, engagement and depression on student achievement, while controlling for gender and age. Participants were 210 Italian high school students aged 14 to 16. Student burnout was found to exert the strongest effect on school achievement, both directly, and indirectly via depressive symptoms and school engagement.

Citation

Fiorilli, C., De Stasio, S., Di Chiacchio, C., Pepe, A. & Salmela-Aro, K. (2017). School burnout, depressive symptoms and engagement: Their combined effect on student achievement. International Journal of Educational Research, 84(1), 1-12. Elsevier Ltd. Retrieved February 24, 2020 from .

This record was imported from International Journal of Educational Research on January 29, 2019. International Journal of Educational Research is a publication of Elsevier.

Full text is availabe on Science Direct: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijer.2017.04.001

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