FAMILY BACKGROUND, SOCIOMETRIC PEER NOMINATIONS, AND PERCEIVED CONTROL AS PREDICTORS OF ACADEMIC-ACHIEVEMENT


HORTACSU N., UNER H.

JOURNAL OF GENETIC PSYCHOLOGY, vol.154, no.4, pp.425-431, 1993 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 154 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 1993
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/00221325.1993.9914741
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF GENETIC PSYCHOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.425-431

Abstract

This study investigated relationships between measures of family background, sociometric nominations, perceptions of control, and academic achievement in a sample of Turkish children. The analyses indicated that sociometric measures explained a substantial amount of variation in academic achievement. Perceptions of control emerged as significant predictors of popularity, but not of rejection measures. Parental educational background emerged as a significant predictor of perceptions of control. Both parental educational background and perceptions of control seemed to exert direct and indirect effects on children's grade point averages. The results partially support contextual explanations of academic achievement.