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International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology, 2022, 4(11); doi: 10.25236/IJFS.2022.041103.

Review of the Theoretical Framework of "Non-Cognitive Ability"(2012-2020)


Xinchen Zhao, Ding Fan

Corresponding Author:
Xinchen Zhao

Northwest University of Political Science and Law, Xi'an, Shaanxi, 710062, China


In today's general environment of population aging, economic growth entering the "new normal" and increasingly fierce social competition, the traditional human capital theory urgently needs to be improved, and all sectors of society have increasingly recognized the importance of "non-cognitive ability". By combing and summarizing the relevant research literature of non-cognitive ability at home and abroad, this paper puts forward the prospect of building a theoretical framework of non-cognitive ability based on the concept of non-cognitive ability, importance, formative factors and development mechanism, and measurement method.


Non-cognitive ability, Student development, New human capital theory

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Xinchen Zhao, Ding Fan. Review of the Theoretical Framework of "Non-Cognitive Ability"(2012-2020). International Journal of Frontiers in Sociology (2022), Vol. 4, Issue 11: 11-17. https://doi.org/10.25236/IJFS.2022.041103.


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