During his/her school career, the student experiences the “learning profession”, a new concept, promoted by Ph. Perrenoud in 1996, aiming to achieve success, although success may embody different things, depending on the meaning attributed to it by the student: to pass examinations; to keep up appearances; to play with the rules; to behave properly etc. In this context, with the concept of learning profession, the concept of self-esteem occurs in education and psychology experts’ debates, the social responsibility and the co-participation of the student to the education process representing an important link between the two mentioned concepts. This paper aims to present some specific aspects of an empirical study, designed to focus on the correlation between the student’s self-esteem and the success of learning, as an important feature, valued by the practice of the learning profession.
Key words: academic performance, learning profession, self-esteem, succes of learning