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Hur påverkas högstadielevers studier av klass och kön?: Skolprestation, studieval och attityder till skolan i en kommun belägen i Norrlands inland
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Sociology.
2013 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

How do gender and socioeconomic backgrounds affect students’ academic performance, educational choices and attitudes towards education? Moreover, does class play the same role for girls and boys? In order to find this out, I surveyed students in a small province located in the northern inlands of Sweden. The survey was answered by nearly every student in the ninth grade of that year, a total of 160 people. The results revealed that girls in this area have less faith in their capabilities than boys, despite getting much better grades. Many more girls than boys want to go onto college or university studies. In the end, I also found that girls like school much more than boys do. Socioeconomic background played a large role in all areas, except for attitudes towards education. Class was also found to have a much greater impact on boys than on girls, sometimes -as in regards to future studies - up to four times

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2013. , 37 p.
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academic performance, attitudes towards education, educational choice, socioeconomic background, gender differences, primary and secondary effects
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-86727OAI: diva2:704123
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Available from: 2014-03-11 Created: 2014-03-06 Last updated: 2014-03-11Bibliographically approved

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