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Does it start in the home?: An analysis of the effects of family structure on academic achievement

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dc.contributor.advisor Wright, David W. en_US
dc.contributor.author Crowe, Robin E.
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-23T12:23:40Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-23T12:23:40Z
dc.date.issued 2005-12
dc.identifier.isbn 9780542757624
dc.identifier.other t05044
dc.identifier.other AAT 1436550:UMI
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/753
dc.description Thesis (M.A.)--Wichita State University, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Dept. of Sociology. en
dc.description "December 2005." en
dc.description.abstract This study examines the influence family structure (two parent or single parent) has on academic achievement as measured through student test scores. In addition, an alternative model comprised of student role performance, school, and other family factors is used to examine various influences on academic achievement. This study employs a secondary data analysis of the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002. Two hypotheses from each model segment are presented to test the relationship of each segment to academic achievement. Univariate, bivariate, and multivariate analyses are used to determine the relationship between the independent variables and the dependent variable by family structure. Analysis reveals that although family factors, including family structure, contribute more toward test scores than school factors, it is student role performance factors that influence test score outcomes the most, when controlling for other factors. Student Role Performance factors account for 18.3% of the variance in test scores while Family factors, including family structure account for 6.8%. en
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dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.rights Copyright Robin E Crowe, 2005. All rights reserved. en
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic dissertations en
dc.title Does it start in the home?: An analysis of the effects of family structure on academic achievement en
dc.type Thesis en

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