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Original scientific paper
https://doi.org/10.3935/rsp.v21i3.1174

The Importance of Family Background and Gender for Mathematics Achievement and Secondary School Choice

Branislava Baranović ; Institut za društvena istraživanja u Zagrebu
Ivana Jugović ; Institut za društvena istraživanja u Zagrebu
Saša Puzić ; Institut za društvena istraživanja u Zagrebu

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APA 6th Edition
Baranović, B., Jugović, I. & Puzić, S. (2014). Važnost obiteljskog podrijetla i roda za uspjeh iz matematike i odabir srednje škole. Revija za socijalnu politiku, 21 (3), 285-307. https://doi.org/10.3935/rsp.v21i3.1174
MLA 8th Edition
Baranović, Branislava, et al. "Važnost obiteljskog podrijetla i roda za uspjeh iz matematike i odabir srednje škole." Revija za socijalnu politiku, vol. 21, no. 3, 2014, pp. 285-307. https://doi.org/10.3935/rsp.v21i3.1174. Accessed 2 Apr. 2020.
Chicago 17th Edition
Baranović, Branislava, Ivana Jugović and Saša Puzić. "Važnost obiteljskog podrijetla i roda za uspjeh iz matematike i odabir srednje škole." Revija za socijalnu politiku 21, no. 3 (2014): 285-307. https://doi.org/10.3935/rsp.v21i3.1174
Harvard
Baranović, B., Jugović, I., and Puzić, S. (2014). 'Važnost obiteljskog podrijetla i roda za uspjeh iz matematike i odabir srednje škole', Revija za socijalnu politiku, 21(3), pp. 285-307. https://doi.org/10.3935/rsp.v21i3.1174
Vancouver
Baranović B, Jugović I, Puzić S. Važnost obiteljskog podrijetla i roda za uspjeh iz matematike i odabir srednje škole. Revija za socijalnu politiku [Internet]. 2014 [cited 2020 April 02];21(3):285-307. https://doi.org/10.3935/rsp.v21i3.1174
IEEE
B. Baranović, I. Jugović and S. Puzić, "Važnost obiteljskog podrijetla i roda za uspjeh iz matematike i odabir srednje škole", Revija za socijalnu politiku, vol.21, no. 3, pp. 285-307, 2014. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.3935/rsp.v21i3.1174

Abstracts
The article presents the research results on the effects that gender and socio-economic and socio-cultural characteristics have on pupils’ achievement in mathematics and secondary school choice. The research was conceptually connected to Bourdieu (1977) and carried out on a sample of 693 elementary school pupils from Zagreb and the surrounding Zagreb County.
The results have shown that girls have higher school grades in mathematics than boys, and are more likely to choose grammar schools than vocational schools with a large number of math lessons (technical schools). Pupils from families with higher socio-economic and socio-cultural status achieve better grades and more often choose schools with a large number of math lessons. Gender, parents’ higher level of education, owning classical literature and the Internet access in one’s home proved to be the strongest predictors of higher mathematics achievement. As for the choice of schools, the choice of grammar school was primarily explained by cultural resources of the family, while the choice of technical school was explained by pupils’ gender. These findings are consistent with the results of similar research studies in other countries.

Keywords
socio-economic status; socio-cultural status; eighth grade pupils; achievement in mathematics; secondary school choice

Hrčak ID: 131393

URI
https://hrcak.srce.hr/131393

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