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ERIC Number: EJ809267
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0380-2361
Social Capital and Disparities in Canadian Youth's Mathematics Achievement
Bassani, Cherylynn
Canadian Journal of Education, v31 n3 p727-760 2008
This article examines the influence of youth's family and school contexts to understand disparities in Canadian youth's mathematics achievement. Using hierarchical linear analysis, some of the main assumptions of social capital theory are tested using the Canadian data from the 1999 Programme for International Student Assessment. Findings revealed that many family-school contextualized effects were not significant, suggesting that researchers need to look at the conceptualization and operationalization of social capital. Relationships between family structure and some measures of school social and human capital in schools were, however, found to be significant. Results suggest that the similarity hypothesis needs to be further analyzed and perhaps integrated into social capital theory. (Contains 2 tables, 3 figures, and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment