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ERIC Number: EJ1229160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0142-5692
The Role of Socioeconomic Background and Prior Achievement for Students' Perception of Teacher Support
Atlay, Cansu; Tieben, Nicole; Fauth, Benjamin; Hillmert, Steffen
British Journal of Sociology of Education, v40 n7 p970-991 2019
Building on the sociological work by Lareau, this study examined the association between students' socioeconomic background, prior achievement and the perception of teacher support within the classroom. We expected that students from higher socioeconomic backgrounds would be more critical about the support they receive in the classroom and rate their teachers more negatively, while those with higher prior achievement would perceive teacher support more positively. Multilevel models confirmed that there is a negative association between wealth and students' perception of two dimensions of teacher support, and a negative association between parental educational attainment and one dimension of teacher support. Our findings were in line with the 'sense of entitlement' theory by Lareau. Having higher prior achievement was associated with a more positive perception of teacher support, but did not seem to interact with socioeconomic background.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Program for International Student Assessment