Social Class, Significant Other Supports and Academic Performance

by Margaret Rhile-Wilhite

Institution: Oberlin College Masters Theses
Department: Sociology
Degree: MA
Year: 1969
Keywords: Education; Social Research; Social Structure; Sociology; college; student; support; education; model; social class; significant other; academic
Record ID: 1539191
Full text PDF: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=obgrad1337777746


In this paper, the specific focus will be that of predicting educational performance within a college population, using a model which summarizes available significant other supports for educational achievement. The model tested in this paper considers the effects of socioeconomic background and the significant other support structure on educational performance. It is proposed that the significant other support structure is a variable affected by social class background as well as mediating its effects.