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ERIC Number: EJ820174
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 116
ISSN: ISSN-0962-0214
School Social Capital and Pupils' Academic Performance
Haghighat, Elhum
International Studies in Sociology of Education, v15 n3 p213-236 Nov 2005
It is widely acknowledged that there are important ties among pupils, parents and schools affecting children's educational outcome. Using NELS: 88, a nationally representative sample of eighth graders in the United States, this study explores the role of schools in their academic performance. The study suggests that, with other things equal, "school ambiance" has a significant and positive effect on mathematics and reading test scores of pupils. "School outreach" shows a positive and significant effect on mathematics achievement as well, but not on the pupils' reading test scores. "Parental involvement" initiated mainly by the parents does not show a significant result. (Contains 3 tables and 5 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A