"Feeling" hierarchy: the pathway from subjective social status to achievement.

  title={"Feeling" hierarchy: the pathway from subjective social status to achievement.},
  author={Mesmin Destin and Scott Richman and Fatima A Varner and Jelani Mandara},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  volume={35 6},
The current study tested a psychosocial mediation model of the association between subjective social status (SSS) and academic achievement for youth. The sample included 430 high school students from diverse racial/ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. Those who perceived themselves to be at higher social status levels had higher GPAs. As predicted by the model, most of the relationship was mediated by emotional distress and study skills and habits. The lower SSS students had more depressive… CONTINUE READING
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