International Journal of School Health

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Prediction of High School Students’ Life Satisfaction and Academic Performance Based on Locus of Control and Self-Esteem

Seyed Ali Khaleghinezhad 1 , * , Mohammad Shabani 2 , Rezvan Hakimzadeh 3 , Hossein Nazari Shaker 3 and Mohammad Amerian 4
Authors Information
1 Curriculum Development, Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, IR Iran
2 Shahid Rajaee Teacher Training University, Tehran, IR Iran
3 Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, University of Tehran, Tehran, IR Iran
4 Allameh Tabataba’i University, Tehran, IR Iran
Article information
  • International Journal of School Health: July 31, 2016, 3 (3); e60223
  • Published Online: July 1, 2016
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • Received: August 2, 2015
  • Revised: September 21, 2015
  • Accepted: September 27, 2015
  • DOI: 10.17795/intjsh-31924

To Cite: Khaleghinezhad S A, Shabani M, Hakimzadeh R, Nazari Shaker H, Amerian M. Prediction of High School Students’ Life Satisfaction and Academic Performance Based on Locus of Control and Self-Esteem, Int J School Health. 2016 ; 3(3):e60223. doi: 10.17795/intjsh-31924.

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1. Background
2. Objectives
3. Patients and Methods
4. Results
5. Discussion
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