Educational Research and Reviews

  • Abbreviation: Educ. Res. Rev.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 1990-3839
  • DOI: 10.5897/ERR
  • Start Year: 2006
  • Published Articles: 1851

Full Length Research Paper

Variables affecting social-emotional development, academic grit and subjective well-being of fourth-grade primary school students

Kayhan Bozgün
  • Kayhan Bozgün
  • Department of Primary Education, Faculty of Education, Amasya University, Amasya, Turkey.
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Meltem Akın-Kösterelioğlu
  • Meltem Akın-Kösterelioğlu
  • Department of Educational Sciences, Faculty of Education, Amasya University, Amasya, Turkey.
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  •  Received: 25 June 2020
  •  Accepted: 06 July 2020
  •  Published: 31 July 2020

Abstract

This study aims to examine the effects of some demographic variables on the social-emotional development, academic grit and subjective well-being of fourth-grade primary school students. The sample of this cross-sectional study consisted of 582 fourth grade primary school students. Data were collected using the Social-Emotional and Character Development Scale, the Academic Grit Scale, and the Subjective Well-Being in School Scale. It lasted around 30 min to answer the data collection tools. Data were analyzed using the SPSS 23 program. In this study, the levels of social-emotional development, academic grit and subjective well-being were higher in female students who received preschool education, and had a high frequency of daily book-reading. In addition, the multivariate main effects of students’ gender, pre-school education and frequency of daily book-reading were significant. Relevant trainings can be organized in cooperation with universities and school counselling services to raise awareness of both teachers and families about daily book-reading. This can have an impact on students’ academic grit, subjective well-being and social-emotional development.

 

Key words: Primary school students, social-emotional development, academic grit, subjective well-being.