Gonzales, K. (2019). Life satisfaction domains and its correlation to the academic achievement of Bergen County Technical High School - Teterboro students. The Young Researcher, 3 (1), 70-79.
Measuring student levels of life satisfaction (LS), or their cognitive evaluation of their lives, is one way to integrate positive psychology practices in schools. Multiple studies in the field have analyzed whether a correlation exists between student LS and academic achievement. The purpose of this study is to determine whether the family, social, and school LS domains correlate to academic achievement, and if so, which correlation is the strongest. A survey was created and distributed to BCTHS students to gather data on the participants’ satisfaction with the three domains and the grades they typically receive. The quantitative data was collected through a survey and analyzed using a multiple linear regression analysis. The results indicated that the three domains have little to no correlation with BCTHS students’ level of academic achievement. Future research is advised to expand the current study by analyzing this correlation within all New Jersey high schools.
Keywords: life satisfaction, academic achievement, high school, correlation