Social background effects and academic achievement during transition to high school

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Aypay, Ahmet (2002)
  • Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
  • Subject: Education -- Parent participation -- Turkey | Parent-teacher relationships -- Turkey | High school students -- Attitudes | Academic achievement -- Turkey | Education -- Mediterranean Region | Education, Secondary -- Social aspects -- Turkey
    mesheuropmc: education

The study analyzes the factors that influence student transitions to high school, overall high school achievement, math, science, as well as verbal achievement. The sample included students in an Aegean city, Canakkale. The Sample (N=572) included 14 high schools, with the exception of two high schools in this town. The study found little or no effect of SES on academic achievement. Previous academic achievement was positively associated with academic achievement. School type (vocational or general) and attending preparatory schools were negatively associated with academic achievement. Student aspirations were positively associated with academic achievement. Parental involvement did not have consistent effects on academic achievement.
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