Family 'Capitals' and Student Expectations
Family background is one of the most consistent determinants of educational and occupational expectations of student as well as of their academic and social success. In an attempt to explicate or refine the role of family background in the educational process, social scientists have developed and emphasized the role of various family “capitals”, such as physical, cultural or social capital. We examine their effects using a fully specified causal model of student expectations. Finally, we estimate the model separately for each sex to investigate possible interactions.
Keywords: Family Background, Educational Expectations, Professional Expectations, Social Capital, Cultural Capital, Fisical Capital
Dr' Panagiotis Moustairas
Teacher, Primary Education, Primary Education in Argolida
Dr John Katsillis
Professor, Department of Primary Education, University of Patras