I use unique longitudinal data to examine, with greater detail than previously achieved by quantitative researchers, variation in parents' educational aspirations. More specifically, I examine the effects of background characteristics (including demographic, geographic, and socioeconomic origin characteristics), socioeconomic status characteristics, such as education attainment and household income, and social-psychological characteristics, such as locus of control, job-satisfaction, and subjective well-being, on parents' odds of having high educational aspirations for their children (i.e. wanting their children to attain a Graduate or Professional degree).
|Commitee:||An, Bryan, Leicht, Kevin, McNabb, Scott, Pascarella, Ernest|
|School:||The University of Iowa|
|Department:||Educational Policy & Leadership Studies|
|School Location:||United States -- Iowa|
|Source:||DAI-A 73/11(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Educational sociology, Individual & family studies|
|Keywords:||Aspirations, Mobility, Parents, Status attainment|
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