Non-cognitive Skills and Factors in Educational Attainment

  • Myint Swe Khine
  • Shaljan Areepattamannil

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. Introduction

  3. Conceptual and Theoretical Underpinnings

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 11-11
    2. Kevin T. Petway II, Meghan W. Brenneman, Patrick C. Kyllonen
      Pages 13-29
    3. Maria-Jose Sanchez-Ruiz, Jamil El Khoury, George Saadé, Miriam Salkhanian
      Pages 65-85
    4. Anastasiya A. Lipnevich, Kalina Gjicali, Stefan Krumm
      Pages 111-127
  4. Evidence from Empirical Research Studies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 151-151
    2. Jihyun Lee, Lazar Stankov
      Pages 153-169
    3. Anna Nadirova, John Burger
      Pages 265-292
    4. Danny Moiré Thom, Marni Finkelstein
      Pages 293-313
    5. Peter Clough, Steven Oakes, Neil Dagnall, Helen St Clair-Thompson, Sarah Mcgeown
      Pages 315-329
    6. Helen St Clair-Thompson, Sarah Mcgeown
      Pages 331-353
    7. Margaret Anne Carter, Merilyn Dasson, Katerina Kanakis
      Pages 355-372
    8. Shaljan Areepattamannil, Anita G. Welch, Michael Melkonian, Sumaya Saqr
      Pages 397-409
    9. Ildefonso Mendez, Gema Zamarro
      Pages 411-428
    10. Ernest Afari, Myint Swe Khine
      Pages 429-441
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 443-446

About this book


This volume addresses questions that lie at the core of research into education. It examines the way in which the institutional embeddedness and the social and ethnic composition of students affect educational performance, skill formation, and behavioral outcomes. It discusses the manner in which educational institutions accomplish social integration. It poses the question of whether they can reduce social inequality, – or whether they even facilitate the transformation of heterogeneity into social inequality. Divided into five parts, the volume offers new insights into the many factors, processes and policies that affect performance levels and social inequality in educational institutions. It presents current empirical work on social processes in educational institutions and their outcomes. While its main focus is on the primary and secondary level of education and on occupational training, the book also presents analyses of institutional effects on transitions from vocational training into tertiary educational institutions in an interdisciplinary and internationally comparative approach.


non-cognitive skills non-cognitive factors student achievement attainment affective factors

Editors and affiliations

  • Myint Swe Khine
    • 1
  • Shaljan Areepattamannil
    • 2
  1. 1.Emirates College for Advanced EducationUnited Arab EmiratesSaudi Arabia
  2. 2.Emirates College for Advanced EducationUnited Arab EmiratesSaudi Arabia

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