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Comber, Barbara – Literacy, 2014
This paper draws upon several decades of literacy research in schools in high-poverty environments to explore what matters in young people's education. In dialogue with themes from Kevin Marjoribanks' work, such as student aspirations, family environments and teacher expectations, key insights are summarised. Referring to longitudinal…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Poverty, Case Studies, Longitudinal Studies
Russell, Alan – International Education Journal, 2007
The passing of Emeritus Professor Kevin Majoribanks on the 29 April 2006 occurred at a time of continuing high level scholarly productivity. The present paper celebrates some of the accomplishments from his long career. It takes a developmental orientation, beginning with the early stages of his career in education and his choice of inequalities…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Educational Researchers, Educational Research, Scholarship
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Psychology, 2006
A moderation-mediation model was constructed to examine relationships among adolescents' cognitive "habitus" (their cognitive dispositions), learning environments, affective outcomes of schooling, and young adults' educational attainment. Data were collected as part of a longitudinal survey of Australian youth (4,171 females, 3,718…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Cognitive Style, Educational Attainment, Educational Environment
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Psychology, 2005
In the article, theoretical orientations and empirical studies are examined that have investigated relationships between family learning environments and children's school-related outcomes. A family model is proposed that involves associations among family background (human and economic capital, parents aspirations, and cultural contexts),…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Family Characteristics, Social Influences, Family Environment
Marjoribanks, Kevin – International Education Journal, 2005
In this longitudinal study, relationships were examined between educational aspirations and educational attainment for Australian young adults from different ethnic and social status backgrounds. Participants included 6,811 (3,547 women and 3,264 men) young adults (mean age = 20.3 years) who were in Year 9 when the study began. In the analysis,…
Descriptors: Social Status, Ethnic Groups, Family Characteristics, Educational Attainment
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – International Journal of Educational Research, 2004
A moderation-mediation model was developed to investigate relationships among adolescents' family, school learning environments, individual characteristics, and measures of the academic, affective, and social outcomes of young adults from different cultural backgrounds. Data were collected as part of a longitudinal survey of Australian youth. The…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Family Characteristics, Young Adults, Adolescents
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Journal of Genetic Psychology, 2004
In this longitudinal study, which is a follow-up analysis of a previous investigation (K. Marjoribanks, 2002a), the author examined environmental and individual influences on the likelihood of Australian young adults attending university. Participants were 5,181 Anglo-Australian (parents born in Australia, English was the language of the family),…
Descriptors: Individual Characteristics, Young Adults, Foreign Countries, Followup Studies
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Studies, 2003
Examines the relationships between adolescents' educational aspirations and young adults' educational attainment. Explains that three factors were considered: (1) family background; (2) individual characteristics; and (3) proximal learning settings. Uses data from a longitudinal study of Australian youth (n=3772 females; n=3476 males). (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Attainment, Educational Research, Family Characteristics
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Hung, Chih-Lun; Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Studies, 2005
The study examined relationships among family social status, perceptions of family and school learning environments, and measures of children's academic achievement, educational aspirations and self-concept. Data were collected from 261 (128 boys, 133 girls) 11-year-old Taiwanese children. The findings from structural equation modelling suggest…
Descriptors: Social Status, Parent Aspiration, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement
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Marjoribanks, Kevin; Mboya, Mzobanzi – Journal of Research in Music Education, 2004
This study is an examination of relationships among family background, family and school learning environments, goal orientations, and students' interest in music. Data were collected from 18-year-old black South African students, 340 women and 285 men, whose main language was IsiXhosa. Findings indicated that when family background was defined…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Family Environment, Social Status, Goal Orientation
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Studies, 2002
Examines the relationships among family background, individual characteristics, proximal learning settings, and adolescent aspirations using a model of moderation-mediation. Indicates the need to examine between-group family differences to understand variations in student school outcomes based on family background. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aspiration, Educational Research, Family Characteristics
Marjoribanks, Kevin – J Educ Res, 1970
Descriptors: Administrator Characteristics, Attitudes, Authoritarianism, Bureaucracy
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Journal of Experimental Education, 1971
Descriptors: Correlation, Family Environment, Individual Differences, Intelligence
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Journal of Educational Psychology, 1976
Sex differences were found in relations between school attitudes, ability, and achievement. It is suggested that at each attitude level increases in cognitive ability are associated with increments in achievement, and at different ability levels increases in attitude scores are related to increments in achievement. (RC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Ability, Multiple Regression Analysis, School Attitudes
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Australian Journal of Education, 1975
In the present study, cognitive performance was examined by analysing a path model which included family environment variables, social status indicators, and a set of enabling conditions consisting of self-esteem, attitudes toward schoolwork and educational and occupational aspirations. (Editor)
Descriptors: Cognitive Processes, Educational Research, Family Environment, Models
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