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ERIC Number: EJ1288578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0218-8791
Parental Education and Youth Educational Aspiration in Singapore: A Path Analysis in Institutional and Psychological Context
Ng, Irene Y. H.; Choo, Hyekyung
Asia Pacific Journal of Education, v41 n1 p55-69 2021
Applying path analysis to 237 secondary school students and 320 post-secondary students in Singapore, parents' education was found to have important effects on adolescents' educational aspiration as mediated through educational track and adolescents' financial stress and self-esteem. This effect is strong for adolescents in both secondary and post-secondary education, with slight differences in the specific psychological process. The findings imply calibration of education towards parity and psychosocial interventions to improve adolescents' self-concepts, coping and aspirations. However, in the context of fast economic transformation, a burgeoning middle class, a differentiated education system, and high-income inequality, policy and psychosocial interventions will have limited effectiveness without addressing labour market disparities and the social stigma of vocational and technical education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rosenberg Self Esteem Scale