Social background effects and academic achievement during transition to high school
- Publisher: University of Malta. Faculty of Education
Education -- Parent participation -- Turkey | Parent-teacher relationships -- Turkey | High school students -- Attitudes | Academic achievement -- Turkey | Education -- Mediterranean Region | Education, Secondary -- Social aspects -- Turkey
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.