The Asia-Pacific Education Researcher

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 399–405 | Cite as

Psychological Capital Predicts Academic Engagement and Well-Being in Filipino High School Students

  • Jesus Alfonso D. Datu
  • Jana Patricia M. Valdez
Regular Article


Previous literature emphasized the role of psychological capital (PsyCap) in fostering positive organizational and work outcomes. However, there were very scarce investigations on the benefits of PsyCap especially in non-Western academic settings. The current research addresses this gap through assessing the extent to which PsyCap can be associated with optimal academic and well-being outcomes. There were 606 Filipino high school students who were recruited in the study. The results of structural equation modeling revealed that PsyCap positively predicted academic engagement, flourishing, interdependent happiness, and positive affect. Implications of the findings are elaborated in terms of how PsyCap can potentially assist in facilitating positive student outcomes in a non-Western context.


Academic engagement Psychological capital Well-being 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jesus Alfonso D. Datu
    • 1
  • Jana Patricia M. Valdez
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Learning, Development, and Diversity, Faculty of EducationThe University of Hong KongHong Kong, SARChina
  2. 2.De La Salle UniversityManilaPhilippines

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