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Perceived Educational Control (PEC) associated with Age, Parental Educational Attainment (PEA), School Type and Sex: A cross-sectional study including predictions and variations
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Social Work and Psychology.
2017 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The current study mapped trajectories of perceived educational control (PEC) through its association with age, parental educational attainment (PEA), school type (public or private) and sex. The study surveyed 280 Australian formal students, in a cross-sectional design, between the ages of 17 and 25. Results displayed increased age predicting higher levels of PEC. Having one educated parent predicted greater PEC across age than did having no educated parents. Interestingly, having two educated parents did not significantly elevate PEC. Awaited, was the insignificance of sex in the predictions of PEC, meanwhile school type, yet also an insignificant predictor has opened up for further discussion. No differences were found in PEC levels between school types or genders. Future research should include cultural background of the participant and school attended. Another useful perspective would be measured PEC in relation to likelihood of studying; for those finishing secondary school, or currently not studying. 

Abstract [sv]

Den aktuella studien mäter upplevd utbildningskontroll genom sin koppling till ålder, föräldrarnas utbildningsnivå, skolform (offentlig eller privat) och kön. I studien undersöktes 280 australienska studerande, i en tvärsnittsdesign, mellan åldrarna 17 och 25. Resultaten visar på att högre ålder förutsäger ökningar i upplevd utbildningskontroll. Att ha en utbildad förälder förutspår högre upplevd utbildningskontroll (över ålder) än att inte ha någon utbildad förälder. Dock visar det sig att ha två utbildade föräldrar inte signifikant höjer upplevd utbildningskontroll. Som väntat, förutsåg inte kön upplevd utbildningskontroll, likaså förutsåg inte skolform nivåer av upplevd utbildningskontroll, men denna prediktor har öppnat upp för vidare diskussion. Inga skillnader påträffades i upplevd utbildningskontroll nivåer mellan skoltyperna eller könen. Framtida forskning bör omfatta kulturell bakgrund av deltagaren samt skolan som respondenten gått i. Ett annat användbart perspektiv mäter upplevd utbildningskontroll i förhållande till sannolikheten att studera i framtiden; för dem som för närvarande inte studerar, eller avslutar gymnasiet.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2017. , 34 p.
Keyword [en]
perceived educational control, age, parental educational attainment, school type
Keyword [sv]
upplevd utbildningskontroll, ålder, föräldrautbildningsnivå, offentlig skola, privat skola
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Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-23666OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-23666DiVA: diva2:1076082
Subject / course
Psychology
Presentation
2017-01-19, 03:00
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Available from: 2017-02-23 Created: 2017-02-22 Last updated: 2017-02-23Bibliographically approved

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