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Question: How much do you agree with the following statements about yourself? - If I am not good at something, I would rather keep struggling to master it than move on to something I may be good at.
Choices: "Strongly disagree" "Disagree" "Agree" "Strongly agree"
Data: % of "Agree" "Strongly agree"
Period:
Area:
38 countries/ areas
Highlight:
1 Mexico81.4%
2 Colombia80.5%
3 Portugal78.0%
4 Republic of Korea76.5%
5 Chile75.4%
6 Greece75.2%
7 Costa Rica73.4%
8 Italy71.5%
9 Spain68.5%
10 Slovenia67.3%
11 Estonia67.1%
12 Iceland67.0%
13 Lithuania66.5%
14 United States66.0%
15 Latvia65.7%
16 Poland65.5%
17 Slovakia64.4%
18 Hungary64.0%
19 Norway63.7%
20 Israel63.2%
21 Canada63.0%
22 France62.4%
23 Denmark61.4%
24 Switzerland60.7%
25 Austria60.6%
26 Australia60.3%
27 Sweden60.1%
28 New Zealand60.0%
29 Luxembourg59.7%
30 Czech Republic57.2%
31 Finland56.1%
32 Ireland55.9%
33 Germany55.3%
34 United Kingdom52.8%
35 Turkiye52.2%
36 Japan 51.8%
37 Netherlands47.4%
38 Belgium32.2%

Note
The data of Azerbaijan are collected only in Baku. The data of China are collected only in Beijing, Shanghai, Jiangsu, and Zhejiang.

Source
OECD PISA 2018 Compendia

Correlations with major national performance indices
Life satisfaction (10 steps)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = -2.167259 X +8.066
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.329
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.108

GDP per capita (current US$)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = -111844.515104 X +115517.999
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.374
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.140

Life expectancy at birth - Both sexes (years)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = -13.802270 X +88.606
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.355
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.126

Fertility rate, total (births per woman)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = -0.509063 X +1.910
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.155
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.024

Suicide, age-standardized (per 100 000 population)
No. of data38
Regression equation
Y = -6.297244 X +13.853
Correlation coefficient (r)-0.147
Coefficient of determination (R2)0.022