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What is the relationship between the acquisition of noncognitive skills and educational outcomes?

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*Robert Bozick, Ben Dalton, Elizabeth Glennie, Patricia Green, Jean Lennon, and Jeffrey Rosen

Noncognitive Skills and Educational Achievement:  A Research Synthesis

While scholarly interest in the noncognitive set of skills dates back several decades (e.g., Bowles & Gintis, 1976; Jencks et al., 1979) and spans multiple disciplines, the relationship between these skills and numerous educational outcomes remains somewhat unclear. This ambiguity may result from the vast number of noncognitive skills and traits and the disparate approaches employed to measure them...

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