ERIC Number: ED189243
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Social Class to School Achievement in Kansas City, Missouri, 1950-1970.
Morgan, Bruce Blake
This research addressed the relationship of alternative social class measures (based on occupation) for elementary attendance areas in Kansas City, Missouri, with the median achievement of sixth graders on standardized tests. Correlation, regression, and multivariate analyses were used to study the relationships between school achievement and predictor variables (family background, neighborhood characteristics, and ability scores obtained from school profiles). Findings indicate that lower social class measures are systematically related to lower school achievement. These findings suggest the importance of social class, along with other socioeconomic measures and ability scores, as predictors of school achievement. However, additional research is needed regarding methodological issues such as time lag, change variables, and stability of predictive models. (Author/MK)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Missouri (Kansas City)
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Missouri-Kansas City. Not available in paper copy due to author's restriction.