Social and Cultural Capital

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Cultural, Social, and Economic Capital Constructs in International Assessments: An Evaluation Using Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling

Cultural, Social, and Economic Capital Constructs in International Assessments: An Evaluation Using Exploratory Structural Equation Modeling

The article employs exploratory structural equation modeling (ESEM) to evaluate constructs of economic, cultural, and social capital in international large-scale assessment (LSA) data from the Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) 2006 and the Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2009. ESEM integrates the theory-generating approach of exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and theory-testing approach of confirmatory Read More

Cambodian Early Adolescents’ Academic Achievement: The Role of Social Capital

Cambodian Early Adolescents’ Academic Achievement: The Role of Social Capital

This study examined the associations of parents’ cultural beliefs and attitudes with respect to fate, traditional gender roles, aspirations, and involvement in children’s academic achievement in Cambodia. Based on Coleman’s social capital theory, a good parent-child relationship enables Read More

The Forms of Capital and the Developed Achievement of Black Males

The Forms of Capital and the Developed Achievement of Black Males

This study sought to examine the association of the various forms of capital on the developed achievement of Black males. As one of the richest longitudinal family economic data sets, the Child Development Supplement to the Panel Study of Income Dynamics is used to estimate multilevel growth models Read More

Social Capital and the College Enrollment Process: How Can a School Program Make a Difference?

Social Capital and the College Enrollment Process: How Can a School Program Make a Difference?

Background: College attendance has become a crucial determinant of life chances in U.S. society. Besides college costs and academic preparation, college-related cultural and social capital may help explain socioeconomic differences in whether and where students attend college.While high school counselors are seen as potential agents of social capital Read More

The Influence of Habitus in the Relationship Between Cultural Capital and Academic Achievement

The Influence of Habitus in the Relationship Between Cultural Capital and Academic Achievement

Scholars routinely use cultural capital theory in an effort to explain class differences in academic success but often overlook the key concept of habitus. Rich, longstanding debates within the literature suggest the need for a closer examination of the individual effects of cultural capital and habitus. Read More