Virtual Conference
Mental Health 2022

Francisco Barreto

Autónoma de Nuevo León, México

Title: Family climate and its relation to academic performance in high school students


The objective of the present study was to investigate the relationship between family climate and academic performance in public high school students in the state of Nuevo León, Mexico. The participants were 290 adolescent high school students of both sexes (51% male and 49% female), aged between 15 and 22 years, (M = 16.36, SD = 0.064). Correlation analyses of the study variables were performed, as well as ANOVA contrasting the family climate and the general mean to observe possible differences between the analyzed groups. The results showed that negative family interaction is the dimension most significantly related to academic performance. Likewise, significant differences were found between negative family relationships and low academic performance. Finally, the results and their possible practical implications are discussed. 


Francisco Barreto. He is a doctor of the Doctorate in Philosophy program with orientation in Psychology, by the Faculty of Psychology, of the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, Mexico, belonging to the National Program of Postgraduate Studies of Quality (PNPC), Master of Sciences with accentuation in Education and has a degree in Psychology from the same house of studies.
He is a full-time professor at the Autonomous University of Nuevo León, where he has taught since 2004. He is the author of several articles and scientific projects related to educational skills, school failure, motivation, school stress in high school.