PISA 2015 Results (Volume III)

Students' Well-Being

The OECD Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) examines not just what students know in science, reading and mathematics, but what they can do with what they know. Results from PISA show educators and policy makers the quality and equity of learning outcomes achieved elsewhere, and allow them to learn from the policies and practices applied in other countries. PISA 2015 Results (Volume III): Students’ Well-Being, is one of five volumes that present the results of the PISA 2015 survey, the sixth round of the triennial assessment. It explores a comprehensive set of well-being indicators for adolescents that covers both negative outcomes (e.g. anxiety, low performance) and the positive impulses that promote healthy development (e.g. interest, engagement, motivation to achieve). Children spend a considerable amount of time in the classroom: following lessons, socialising with classmates, and interacting with teachers and other staff members. What happens in school – as well as at home – is therefore key to understanding whether students enjoy good physical and mental health, how happy and satisfied they are with different aspects of their life, how connected to others they feel, and the aspirations they have for their future.

Published on April 19, 2017Also available in: French

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Executive summary
What is pisa?
Overview and the research framework2 chapters available
Overview: Students' Well-Being
Students' well-being: What it is and how it can be measured
Performance at school and life satisfaction4 chapters available
Students' satisfaction with their life
Schoolwork-related anxiety
Students' motivation to achieve
Students' expectations of further education
Students’ social life at school2 chapters available
Students' sense of belonging at school and their relations with teachers
Parents and the home environment2 chapters available
Parental involvement, student performance and satisfaction with life
Wealth, social status and inequalities in well-being
Students’ use of their time outside of school4 chapters available
Students' physical activities and eating habits
Students' paid and unpaid work
Students' use of ICT outside of school
What PISA 2015 results on students' well-being imply for policy
Annexes3 chapters available
PISA 2015 Technical background
PISA 2015 data
The development and implementation of PISA: A collaborative effort
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