Volume 14 No 1 (2016)
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An integrated module of school students’ academic attainment and life satisfaction by connecting soft skills and emotions
Sita S
Soft skills have emerged as significant elements in students' academic success and personal pleasure, yet their place in the classroom remains up for discussion. Examining the interplay between cognitive abilities, emotional states associated with success, motivation, and self-control, and extracurricular activities, the authors find a positive correlation between academic performance and overall happiness. The research included data from 603 students in grades five through twelve. Soft skills were found to be In contrast, we found only a direct correlation between life happiness and the presence of soft skills and accomplishment feelings. Both "soft" talents and "hard" skills were positively correlated with extracurricular involvement. These findings are the first to highlight the significance of nonacademic elements like soft skills and extracurricular activities in a model of students' academic success and happiness.
Integrated model, extracurricular activities, self-regulated learning and hard" skills
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