ERIC Number: ED206497
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Cross-National Study of the Multilevel Effects of Social Background on Achievement.
Belandria, Liza C.
Results of a study attempting to verify the extent to which social background variables affect science achievement at multiple levels of analysis are reported. Patterns of home- and SES-influenced variables potentially explaining differences in individual achievement were examined in Hungary, New Zealand, and Australia to duplicate a previous study in which data from the United States, Sweden, and England were used. Independent variables included: (1) verbal ability, father's occupation, and number of books in the home as indicators of home background; (2) number of years of science study, number of hours of science instruction, and exploratory methods of learning and instruction as indicators of schooling characteristics; and (3) sex. The dependent variable was science achievement. (CS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Universidad de Los Andes, Merida (Venezuela).
Identifiers: Science Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981). Contains marginal legibility in Tables.