Protective Factors Contributing to the Academic Resilience of Students Living in Poverty in Turkey (Report)

This article examines the potential individual characteristics and environmental protective factors that promote academic resilience among impoverished eighth-grade students in Turkey. Study results revealed that home high expectations, school caring relationships and high expectations, and peer caring relationships were the prominent external protective factors that predicted academic resilience. Considering the internal protective factors, the following were positively linked with the academic resilience of adolescents in poverty: having positive self-perceptions about one’s academic abilities, high educational aspirations, empathic understanding, an internal locus of control, and hope for the future. **********

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