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ERIC Number: EJ937316
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
Political Socialization in the Family and Young People's Educational Achievement and Ambition
Lauglo, Jon
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v32 n1 p53-74 2011
Using data from a large-scale survey of Norwegian youth, the study examines the relationships that the performance in key academic subjects and aiming for higher education have with political socialization at home. The more often adolescents aged 13-16 talk with parents about politics and social issues, the better their performance is and the more often they aim for higher education. These relationships survive controls for, "inter alia," parental level of education and other socio-economic status indicators. The findings fit longstanding ideals in the philosophy of education. It is argued that a widened concept of "home background" is needed in the sociology of education. (Contains 3 tables and 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Norway