ERIC Number: ED247782
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Who Goes to University in Kenya? A Study of Social Background of Kenyan Undergraduate Students.
Eshiwani, George S.
The social and educational background and the educational and occupational aspirations of undergraduate students in Kenya were studied. The study sample consisted of 232 male and 210 female undergraduate students at Kenyatta University College. A questionnaire was administered to determine: students' characteristics, including sex, age, marital status, religion, home province, number of children for married students, birth order of the student, incidence of disability, and orientation to town life; family background, including parents' education, father's occupation, source of school fees, number of children in the family, support for younger siblings, and level of education of younger siblings; educational background, including school type and location, average class size, and academic performance; educational aspirations and expectations concerning the choice of study field and level of education desired; and occupational aspirations, including reasons for entering the teaching profession. The results indicate various educational, social, and personal characteristics that affect achievement levels and patterns of the college students. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kenyatta Univ. College, Nairobi (Kenya). Bureau of Educational Research.
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