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dc.contributor.authorNongluck Kienngamen_US
dc.contributor.authorNarong Maneetonen_US
dc.contributor.authorBenchalak Maneetonen_US
dc.contributor.authorPichaya Pojanapothaen_US
dc.contributor.authorJutipat Manomaivibulen_US
dc.contributor.authorSuttipong Kawilapaten_US
dc.contributor.authorSuntonrapot Damrongpaniten_US
dc.description.abstractNumerous factors are proposed to affect high school students’ academic achievement; however, these factors may not reveal all possible causal relationships. This study conducted path analysis to examine the direct and indirect effects of interpersonal relationships, life satisfaction, self-esteem, anxiety, and depression on the academic achievement of senior high school students. Two hundred and eighty-five students from five schools in Chiang Mai, Thailand, aged 14–19 years, were included for data analysis. The fit indices of all models were in agreement with the empirical data. Anxiety levels had a significantly positive direct effect on achievement, whereas depression had a negative direct effect on achievement. Additionally, self-esteem, life satisfaction, and interpersonal relationships had negative indirect effects on depression and anxiety. A program that stimulates the optimal and appropriate level of anxiety may be useful. An appropriate level of anxiety appeared positively related to academic achievement, but a high level of anxiety relatively influenced the incidence of depression. Thus, encouraging self-esteem, interpersonal relationships, and life satisfaction can promote academic ability and decrease the risk of depression. Further well-designed and large sample-size studies should be conducted to confirm these findings. The interplay of all studied factors may account for the variation in academic achievement, depression, and anxiety of 11.60%, 42.80%, and 17.60%, respectively.en_US
dc.subjectHealth Professionsen_US
dc.titlePsychological Factors Influencing Achievement of Senior High School Studentsen_US
article.title.sourcetitleHealthcare (Switzerland)en_US
article.volume10en_US of Medicine, Chiang Mai Universityen_US Mai Universityen_US
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