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Exploring the Association Between Peace of Mind and Academic Engagement: Cross-Sectional and Cross-Lagged Panel Studies in the Philippine Context

  • Jesus Alfonso D. Datu
  • Jana Patricia M. Valdez
  • Ronnel B. King
Research Paper

Abstract

Peace of mind (PoM) has been associated with positive psychological and well-being outcomes. However, it seems that limited research has been done to assess the role of PoM in the educational setting. The present study addressed this gap through examining the association of PoM with academic engagement via a cross-sectional (Study 1) and a two-wave cross-lagged study (Study 2) in the Philippine setting. Results of hierarchical regression in Study 1 revealed that PoM was positively associated academic engagement even after controlling for relevant demographic variables, positive affect, and life satisfaction. In Study 2, results of the cross-lagged structural equation modeling showed that Time 1 PoM was associated with higher extent of Time 2 academic engagement even after controlling for autoregressor effects, Time 1 positive affect, and Time 1 life satisfaction. Theoretical and practical implications are discussed.

Keywords

Academic engagement Peace of mind Well-being 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesus Alfonso D. Datu
    • 1
  • Jana Patricia M. Valdez
    • 2
  • Ronnel B. King
    • 3
  1. 1.Division of Learning, Development, and Diversity, Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongHong Kong SARChina
  2. 2.Division of Information Technology Studies, Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongHong Kong SARChina
  3. 3.Department of Curriculum and InstructionThe Education University of Hong KongHong Kong SARChina

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