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ERIC Number: EJ778881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Sep
Pages: 11
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0738-0593
The Tough Choice at High School Door: An Investigation of the Factors that Lead Students to General or Vocational Schools
Aypay, Ahmet
International Journal of Educational Development, v23 n5 p517-527 Sep 2003
The study analyzes the factors that lead elementary school students (grades 6-8) to general or vocational high schools. The effects of gender, SES, academic achievement, living in a rural/urban area as well as the effects of parental involvement on school choice (N=866) used as independent variables in Canakkale, Turkey. There are clear differences among general high school students and vocational high school students regarding these variables. Contrary to the expectations, students from rural areas prefer general high schools to vocational schools. The study also found parental involvement may have an indirect effect on academic achievement. Overall, the study found that status attainment factors were more important than parental involvement variables on students' choice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey