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School well-being among young people: is it influenced by the parents' socioeconomic background?

(2009) Educational Studies. 35(2). p.191-204
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The aim of this study is to explore whether the socioeconomic background of the parents has an impact on the school well-being of young people aged 14-18. The literature concerning the position of young people with a lower socioeconomic background in education, reports the so-called gaps between home and school, unequal opportunities, unequal treatment, etc. As a consequence, it is possible that their school well-being is lower too. To investigate this research question, a survey was conducted among 1265 young people in Flanders. This study found no evidence that young people with a lower socioeconomic background have a lower school well-being. When investigating boys and girls separately, a small correlation appears between the educational qualification and the school well-being of the girls. Several explanations are discussed, and recommendations for further research are made.
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well-being, parents, survey, socioeconomic background, school

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Vyverman, Veerle, and Nicole Vettenburg. 2009. “School Well-being Among Young People: Is It Influenced by the Parents’ Socioeconomic Background?” Educational Studies 35 (2): 191–204.
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Vyverman, V., & Vettenburg, N. (2009). School well-being among young people: is it influenced by the parents’ socioeconomic background? Educational Studies, 35(2), 191–204.
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Vyverman V, Vettenburg N. School well-being among young people: is it influenced by the parents’ socioeconomic background? Educational Studies. Oxford ; UNITED KINGDOM: Carfax Publishing Co.; 2009;35(2):191–204.
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Vyverman, Veerle, and Nicole Vettenburg. “School Well-being Among Young People: Is It Influenced by the Parents’ Socioeconomic Background?” Educational Studies 35.2 (2009): 191–204. Print.
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  abstract     = {The aim of this study is to explore whether the socioeconomic background of the parents has an impact on the school well-being of young people aged 14-18. The literature concerning the position of young people with a lower socioeconomic background in education, reports the so-called gaps between home and school, unequal opportunities, unequal treatment, etc. As a consequence, it is possible that their school well-being is lower too. 

To investigate this research question, a survey was conducted among 1265 young people in Flanders. This study found no evidence that young people with a lower socioeconomic background have a lower school well-being. When investigating boys and girls separately, a small correlation appears between the educational qualification and the school well-being of the girls. Several explanations are discussed, and recommendations for further research are made.},
  author       = {Vyverman, Veerle and Vettenburg, Nicole},
  issn         = {1465-3400},
  journal      = {Educational Studies},
  keywords     = {well-being,parents,survey,socioeconomic background,school},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {191--204},
  publisher    = {Carfax Publishing Co.},
  title        = {School well-being among young people: is it influenced by the parents' socioeconomic background?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03055690802470373},
  volume       = {35},
  year         = {2009},
}

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