Journal of East China Normal University(Educational Sciences) ›› 2021, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (9): 93-108.doi: 10.16382/j.cnki.1000-5560.2021.09.006

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Engaging with Others: The Report on the Study on Social and Emotional Skills of Chinese Adolescents (V)

Zhongjing Huang, Qian Wang, Huanchun Chen, Xingyuan Gao   

  1. Department of Education, Faculty of Education, East China Normal University, Shanghai 200062, China
  • Online:2021-09-20 Published:2021-08-17


This study uses the data from the OECD youth social and emotional skills assessment in Suzhou, China as the data source to present one dimension of the social and emotional skills survey about engaging with others. The results show that there is a significant medium correlation between engaging with others and other dimensions of social and emotional skills. There are significant differences in engaging with others among students of different ages, genders, schools and regions. Also, students’ engaging with others is significantly affected by students’ safe feelings and peer relationship, family background, teachers and school factors. Engaging with others has a significant impact on the life outcome variables of different groups of students. Therefore, the research results deliver some implications. First, intimate peer relationship is essential for improving students’ engaging with others. Second, harmonious teacher-student relationship is an important guarantee to promote students’ engaging with others. Third, good school atmosphere is the key to improving students’ engaging with others. Finally, positive family education is an important foundation for developing students’ engaging with others.

Key words: social and emotional skills, engaging with others, sociability, assertiveness, energy