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The relation of school achievement with self-esteem and bullying in Chilean children

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Peer-reviewed

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Article

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jats:titleAbstract</jats:title>jats:pSelf-esteem and bullying and academic achievement measures are related in Western countries. However, evidence from other culture spaces is extremely sparse. To fill this gap, here, we analyze a wide range of relevant measures from 8,381 8- to 12-year-old Latin American children enrolled in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey in Chile. We considered the relationship of math achievement, receptive vocabulary, Grade Point Average (GPA), self-esteem and bullying. We found positive relationships between most achievement measures, and a negative relationship between self-esteem and bullying. Unlike the international literature, we found a stronger relationship between self-esteem and GPA, and a weaker relationship between bullying and GPA. Findings suggest that children’s learning and their experiences at school are connected. Results provide useful information for stakeholders.</jats:p>

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Self-esteem, Bullying, Math achievement, Receptive vocabulary, GPA

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Current Psychology

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1046-1310
1936-4733

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Springer Science and Business Media LLC