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ERIC Number: EJ819666
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1474-8460
Students as Rational Decision-Makers: The Question of Beliefs and Attitudes
Sullivan, Alice
London Review of Education, v4 n3 p271-290 Nov 2006
Rational choice theorists have analysed rates of participation in post-compulsory education, and, in particular, class differentials in these rates. Various claims have been made about the motivations of student decision-makers, but these claims have not been grounded empirically. This paper will assess the question of whether students' attitudes to education and beliefs about their own academic abilities vary according to social background and gender. Evidence is presented that students' attitudes to education do not vary greatly according to gender or social background, but that both the social background and gender of students affect their perception of their own abilities. (Contains 4 tables and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A