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Lorenz, Georg; Boda, Zsófia; Salikutluk, Zerrin; Jansen, Malte – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2020
Educational expectations are a key predictor of educational attainment. Throughout adolescence, friends increasingly function as 'significant others' and, thus, can affect the development of these expectations. Although scholars often interpret the clustering of students with similar expectations within friendship networks as the outcome of peer…
Descriptors: Expectation, Peer Influence, Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement
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Scharf, Jan; Hadjar, Andreas; Grecu, Alyssa – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2019
Many approaches to explaining educational inequalities relate explicitly and implicitly to benefits of education, and rational choice theories in particular consider monetary benefits. We specify a concept of the value of education that allows for an empirical analysis of educational benefits, considering both monetary and non-monetary dimensions…
Descriptors: Equal Education, Educational Benefits, Foreign Countries, Values Education
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Behtoui, Alireza; Neergaard, Anders – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2016
Based on Bourdieu's conceptualization of social capital (the social stratification perspective), this study examines the impact of social capital on the educational outcomes of young people in Sweden, with a focus on the extra-familial aspect of social capital -- that is, social capital generated by parental networks and active membership in…
Descriptors: Social Capital, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education
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Borg, Elin – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
Latent profile analysis was used to identify different categories of students having different "profiles" using self-reported classroom behaviour. Four categories of students with unique classroom behaviour profiles were identified among secondary school students in Oslo, Norway (n = 1570). Analyses examined how classroom behaviour…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Gender Differences, Secondary School Students, Student Behavior
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Horton, Paul – British Journal of Sociology of Education, 2015
While researchers agree that note passing is predominantly an activity engaged in by girls, there has been relatively little consideration of why this is the case. In this article, I argue that gendered expectations about the appropriate characters of boys and girls in Vietnam are incorporated into the disciplinary framework of schools, and that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Student Behavior, Gender Differences, Discipline