Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

An examination of the educational aspirations parents have for their children
by Reed, Eric Jon, Ph.D., The University of Iowa, 2012, 117; 3516743
Abstract (Summary)

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).

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Bills, David
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
Publication Number: 3516743
ISBN: 9781267463890
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