Classroom emotional climate, student engagement, and academic achievement

This study examined the link between classroom emotional climate and academic achievement, including the role of student engagement as a mediator. The findings suggest that the positive relationship between classroom emotional climate and grades was mediated by engagement, while controlling for teacher characteristics and observations of both the organizational and instructional climates of the classrooms.

Reyes, M. R., Brackett, M. A., Rivers, S. E., White, M., & Salovey, P. (2012). Classroom emotional climate, student engagement, and academic achievement. Journal of Educational Psychology, 104, 700-712. doi:10.1037/a0027268