Academic buoyancy, academic motivation, and academic achievement among filipino high school students

  • Jesus Alfonso D. DatuEmail author
  • Weipeng Yang


Academic buoyancy refers to students’ capability of dealing with day-to-day obstacles in the school contexts. Previous studies have demonstrated that academic buoyancy is linked to optimal outcomes. However, limited research has been conducted to explore why academic buoyancy can predict positive academic functioning. This research examined the association of academic buoyancy with academic motivational dimensions and achievement among 393 Filipino high school students. The indirect effects of academic buoyancy on achievement via the intermediate variable - academic motivational orientations were explored. Findings showed that academic buoyancy was associated with higher levels of academic achievement as well as controlled and autonomous motivational orientations. Academic buoyancy had indirect effects on achievement via autonomous motivation. This means that intrinsic motivation serves as a potential mechanism through which academic buoyancy may be associated with perceived academic achievement. Findings of this research emphasize the academic benefits of cultivating students’ capability to deal with daily academic hassles.


Academic buoyancy Academic motivation Academic achievement 


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There is no conflict of interest in the present study.

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All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Informed consent was also obtained from all individual participants included in the research. This article does not contain any studies with animals performed by any of the authors.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Special Education and Counselling, Integrated Centre for Well-Being (I-Well)The Education University of Hong KongTai PoHong Kong
  2. 2.S. R. Nathan School of Human DevelopmentSingapore University of Social Sciences463 Clementi Rd.Singapore

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