|Institution:||Oberlin College Masters Theses|
|Keywords:||Education; Social Research; Social Structure; Sociology; college; student; support; education; model; social class; significant other; academic|
|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.