Will Children Who Like School Do Better Academically? -An Analysis of the Effect of School Satisfaction on Academic Achievement-

학교생활이 즐거우면 성적도 오를까? -학교만족도가 학업성취에 미치는 영향 분석-

  • Received : 2009.08.01
  • Accepted : 2009.10.05
  • Published : 2009.11.30


This study examines the effect of children's school satisfaction on academic achievement using the Seoul Children Panel Study data. More specifically, this study aims to add new knowledge to understaning the causal relationship between school satisfaction and academic achievement by taking into account of temporal order of the events of interest. In the analysis, we examine the effect of school satisfaction at the 4th- and 5th- grades on academic achievement at the 6th grade while controlling for the other factors including the level of academic achievement at the 4th grade. The results show that children's school satisfaction significantly affects their academic achievement. The findings of this study have implications for the school social welfare programs that attempt to improve academic achievement of children by raising the level of school satisfaction among children.


Supported by : 학술진흥재단