OECD Study on Social and Emotional Skills

The OECD Study on Social and Emotional Skills is an international survey that identifies and assesses the conditions and practices that foster or hinder the development of social and emotional skills for 10- and 15-year-old students. 

About the Study on Social and Emotional Skills

Click here to learn about:
• the purpose of the Study on Social and Emotional Skills
• what the Study assesses 
• the participants
• the timeline
• the stakeholders
• and how it fits in with other OECD studies.

Insights for policy makers and educators

Click here to discover how the Study will identify:

• factors that relate to students’ social and emotional development in different contexts
• which social and emotional skills relate to healthy behaviours, overall well-being and academic achievement
• why an international perspective is important.

How do we measure social and emotional skills

Click here to learn more about the methodology behind the Study on Social and Emotional Skills, including:
• who are the study respondents
• how do we assess social and emotional skills
• the types of instruments
• what type of contextual information is collected 
• sample design 
• innovative features.

In focus


Did you know?

Research indicates that young people with strong social and emotional skills are more likely to:

• obtain better grades
• have a higher income and better jobs
• be in good health
• be happy
• be physically active
• become an active citizen.

Meet the team

William Thorn, project leader
Miloš Kankaraš, analyst
Eva Feron, analyst
Rose Bolognini, project coordinator
Valentine Bekka, project assistant