Hope describes the ideas and energy students have for the future. Based on the response to the six hope items, Gallup categorises students as hopeful, stuck or discouraged.
Hopeful students are …
- 2.8x more likely to say they get excellent grades
- 3.1x more likely to strongly agree they do well in school
- 4.1x more likely to be engaged with school
- 2.2x less likely to say they miss a lot of school … than their discouraged peers.
Engagement relates to the involvement in and enthusiasm for school. Based on responses to the seven engagement items, Gallup categorises students as engaged, not engaged or actively disengaged.
Engaged students are …
- 2.5x more likely to say they get excellent grades
- 2.5x more likely to strongly agree they do well in school
- 4.5x more likely to be hopeful
… than their actively disengaged peers.
Well-being describes how students think and experience their lives. Measuring well-being gives a baseline of how students are managing on a daily basis and predicts their success in the future.
Students with a high score in well-being:
- earn more academic credits
- show higher overall performance than peers with low well-being
- demonstrate a 13% better academic performance than a similar student with low well-being
The entrepreneur index reflects students' ability to:
- think innovatively
- identify new opportunities
- be creative
It can be applied in pursuit of further education or in any career of their choice.
The career and financial literacy index includes the information, attitudes and behaviours that students need to practise for healthy participation in the economy. Wise economic choices can contribute to a thriving life.
The faith index captures student perceptions of the impact a school has on their development of faith. Ask a Gallup Education expert about adding this item to your survey.