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RIDE. Revista Iberoamericana para la Investigación y el Desarrollo Educativo

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LOZANO TREVINO, David Fernando  and  MALDONADO MALDONADO, Lauro. Association Between Confidence and Negative Influence with Academic Performance as a Trigger for School Dropout in High School. RIDE. Rev. Iberoam. Investig. Desarro. Educ [online]. 2019, vol.10, n.19, e033.  Epub Nov 17, 2020. ISSN 2007-7467.

Desertion in high school is one of the biggest challenges in school matters that Mexican authorities have. Analyzing the factors that causes it is of great interest both to understand the phenomenon and to propose strategies and lines of action to reduce it.

The purpose of this investigation was to point out the association between the constructs of confidence and negative influence on academic performance that leads to high school dropout. The study was non-experimental, descriptive and correlational, with a sample of 2881 deserters representing the 32 Mexican states. A multiple linear regression was run with the independent factors Confidence and Negative influence, and Academic performance as a dependent factor. A theoretical model that reflects the variables included in the factors was proposed. The results showed that there is no association of confidence and negative influence with academic performance that leads to high school dropout, so an empirical model wasn´t proposed.

The truth is that the confidence that a student has in their school authorities, teachers, parents and friends, as well as the influence they exercise in the former, tends to benefit their attendance, averages and approvals, but other factors are those that solidly are associated with the academic performance that leads to the permanence or drop-out in high school.

Keywords : confidence; school dropout; high school education; negative influence; academic performance.

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