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Elements that Drive Success

Elements that Drive Success


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.

Watch a Video About How to Build Hope at Your School

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Solutions to Build Hope PDF


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.

Additional Information:

Read a Blog on Engagement

Solutions to Build Engagement PDF


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

Additional Information:

Read a Blog about Well-Being and Students

Solutions to Build Well-Being PDF


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.

Read an article about students and entrepreneurial ambition.

Career and Financial Literacy Index

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.

Read a blog about career and financial literacy skills.

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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.

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