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ERIC Number: EJ862259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 61
ISSN: ISSN-1358-3883
Why Some Youths Do Not Realise Their Post-Secondary Education Aspirations
Belanger, Charles H.; Akbari, Faye; Madgett, Paul J.
Tertiary Education and Management, v15 n3 p209-225 Sep 2009
This paper explores the ability of students to achieve their optimistic educational scenario (aspirations) and to provide contextual information on the factors which may have influenced their failure to do so. With a large sample of approximately 20,000 respondents from a government longitudinal database, the authors have been able to further define certain characteristics related to youth, to their environment, and to "significant others", and to identify specific barriers affecting participation rates. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada