Estudios pedagógicos (Valdivia)
On-line version ISSN 0718-0705
JADUE J., Gladys. Psychological factors that lead to low achievement, failure and dropping out of school. Estud. pedagóg. [online]. 2002, n.28, pp. 193-204. ISSN 0718-0705. doi: 10.4067/S0718-07052002000100012.
The article analyses from a clinical traditional point of view some psychological and social risk factors that increase the possibility of low achievement and failure at school. It argues that through the development of the "emotional competence" in the school community it is possible to create protective factors that allow a normal development helping to achieve a good performance al school
Keywords : School underachievement; emotions; emotional competence.