ERIC Number: EJ726999
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Reference Count: N/A
The Relation of Early Adolescents' College Plans and Both Academic Ability and Task-Value Beliefs to Subsequent College Enrollment
Eccles, Jacquelynne S.; Vida, Mina N.; Barber, Bonnie
Journal of Early Adolescence, v24 n1 p63-77 2004
Although it is likely that plans to attend a 4-year college are made much earlier than the last 2 years of high school, few researchers have assessed the pre-high school factors that influence high school performance and course-enrollment decisions, which, in turn, affect college attendance. The data presented in this article were collected as part of the longitudinal Michigan Study of Adolescent Life Transitions. In this article, we used data from 681 adolescents in sixth grade and from their mothers to predict college attendance 2 years after high school graduation. Hierarchical logistic regression revealed the following as significant predictors of full-time college attendance: youth's grade point averages, their plans for college, their resiliency, family income, mother's education level, and mother's educational valuing.
Descriptors: Grade 6, College Attendance, Academic Ability, Adolescents, Mothers, Grade Point Average, Family Income, Student Attitudes, Longitudinal Studies, Personality
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 6
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan