9th Conference European Sociological Association

RN10 Sociology of Education

2009-09-04 13:30:00 2009-09-04 15:00:00 Friday, 4 September 13:30 - 15:00 Social Inequalities II Building I, 2E6

The Role of Family Factors in the School Success of Pupils with low Psichological Involvement in Education

This research is based on the outcome of a national survey for The social diagnosis of school success using the social measure of school success and designing evidence-based intervention methods project, that aims to identify and evaluate those conditions of chilren's social environment which influence their school success.The project is mainly focused on validating in Romania an instrument designed at the Chapel Hill University (USA), called the School Success Profile which provides information about characteristics of the youth's four main microsistems: neighbourhoods, school, peer relationships and family.
This study propose to examine the relationship between family characteristics and the school results of children with low psychological involvement in education. The family related dimensions considered here are : family togetherness, emotional support, home educational environment, educational support and school expectations.
Our findings show that satisfaction of the emotional needs of children in the family are related to higher degree of school success even when parental educational support doesn't determine differences in school outcomes.
We also verify the relationship between family characteristics (emotional factors and educational support) and school results of children in families where mothers are working abroad.
The identified results show directions of intervention at family level in order to improve the degree of school success of youth with low involvement in education, in order to prevent school dropout.