Studies find high levels of perseverance and control linked to better life outcomes (2014)

While discussion of educational outcomes usually focuses on academic (or cognitive) attainment, an increasing amount of attention is being paid to noncognitive skills such as independence, self-control and perseverance. Ildefonso Mendez (2014, p. 1) of the University of Murcia, Spain writes that noncognitive factors are now being shown to be…
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