A sociological approach to the school career of Day High School students in Greece

GEORGIA SPILIOPOULOU, GERASIMOS KOUSTOURAKIS, KONSTANTINOS LAVIDAS, ANNA ASIMAKI

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to investigate and highlight the factors that contribute to the formation of the school career of Day High School students in Greece. Moreover, the outline of the school career of students according to the type of High School (General/Vocational) they attend is attempted. The research sample consists of 1430 Day High School students, who attended the 2nd grade of High School during the school year 2017-2018, and the research data were collected with the use of the questionnaire. The results of this study showed that the school career of the students attending the two types of High School (General/Vocational) tends to be influenced by the particular social characteristics that make up their family profile and which are determined by their class habitus. The national origin of the students’ families and the differentiated educational level of their parents tend to contribute significantly to shaping their school career.

Keywords

School career, students, General High School, Vocational High School

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.26220/une.3102

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