Research & Evidence

SEL Research & Evidence

There is a vast body of research supporting the impact of social and emotional learning (SEL). Benefits include:

SEL research and evidence benefits

21st Century Skills

Students with foundational skills like self-regulation and empathy have tools that will serve them for life, including in their careers.

Adults with high EQ tend to be stronger performers with higher earning potential,³ as they are better able to connect with peers and customers/clients, to solve problems, and to think creatively. In fact, in recent surveys across industries, employers ranked social and emotional skills like teamwork and problem solving as even more of a priority than analytical or quantitative skills.4

Research shows that SEL can have an economic impact, as well. For every $1 invested in SEL, the average return to society is $11 due to the outcomes noted above.5