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Hung, Chih-Lun; Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Studies, 2005
The study examined relationships among family social status, perceptions of family and school learning environments, and measures of children's academic achievement, educational aspirations and self-concept. Data were collected from 261 (128 boys, 133 girls) 11-year-old Taiwanese children. The findings from structural equation modelling suggest…
Descriptors: Social Status, Parent Aspiration, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Studies, 2003
Examines the relationships between adolescents' educational aspirations and young adults' educational attainment. Explains that three factors were considered: (1) family background; (2) individual characteristics; and (3) proximal learning settings. Uses data from a longitudinal study of Australian youth (n=3772 females; n=3476 males). (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Educational Attainment, Educational Research, Family Characteristics
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Studies, 2002
Examines the relationships among family background, individual characteristics, proximal learning settings, and adolescent aspirations using a model of moderation-mediation. Indicates the need to examine between-group family differences to understand variations in student school outcomes based on family background. Includes references. (CMK)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Aspiration, Educational Research, Family Characteristics
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Studies, 1981
A sample of 460 17-year old students from six high schools in the south of England was analyzed to determine differences in associations between political party preference, social status, and socio-political attitudes. Findings indicated that there was a significant association between subjects' sex and political party preference and a negligible…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Research, Political Attitudes, Secondary Education
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Raw, James S.; Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Studies, 1991
Presents study results of relationships between adolescents' perceptions of family and school environments and measures of their creativity, morality, and self-concept. Reports parallel forms of environment schedules to assess the social psychological contexts of families and schools. Concludes that self-concept, morality, and creativity have…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Measures, Creativity, Educational Environment
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Studies, 1987
Uses an interactionism framework to examine to what extent measures of children's intellectual ability and school-related attitudes are associated with mathematics achievement at different family environment levels. Findings show mathematics performance had strong associations with ability, moderate relations to family environment, and negligible…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Ability, Family Environment, School Attitudes
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Marjoribanks, Kevin; Jordan, Deirdre F. – Educational Studies, 1985
Study results showed that (1) aboriginal and anglo-Australian adolescents have relatively positive autostereotypes (an autostereotype refers to the attributes that individuals assign to their own group), (2) aboriginal-Australian adolescents express quite favorable heterostereotypes toward anglo-Australians, and (3) anglo-Australian adolescents…
Descriptors: Comparative Education, Educational Research, Ethnic Stereotypes, Foreign Countries
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Marjoribanks, Kevin; Mboya, Mzobanzi – Educational Studies, 1997
Examines relationships between environmental contexts, sibling structure, immediate family settings, and students' affective characteristics. Finds that immediate family settings have a stronger effect on student affect than family environmental contexts and that there are gender-related differences in the nature of the relationships between…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Attribution Theory, Children, Emotional Development
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Studies, 1996
Investigates the relationships between the characteristics of a parenting model and children's school outcomes. Utilizes interviews to identify and define parenting styles. Discovers that parenting styles affect academic achievement and school attitudes but do little to influence the relationship between intellectual ability and school outcomes.…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Causal Models, Cognitive Ability, Family School Relationship
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Marjoribanks, Kevin – Educational Studies, 1980
An analysis of associations among children's intelligence, personality, perceptions of school environment, attitudes toward school, and self-concept is reported. The study used Bloom's theory of school learning which examines relationships among student characteristics, quality of instruction, and children's learning outcomes. (Author/KC)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Comparative Education, Educational Research, Secondary Education