Gansu Survey of Children and Families Papers

Title

Home environment and educational transitions on the path to college in rural northwest China

Document Type

Journal Article

Date of this Version

1-2014

Comments

Reprinted from International Journal of Educational Development 34 (2014): 98-109.
Publisher URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0738059313000448

Abstract

In China, the National College Entrance Examination (gaokao) is an important gateway to future life outcomes. In this paper, we analyze longitudinal survey data from two waves (2004 and 2009) of the Gansu Survey of Children and Families to examine the home environment factors that predict successful transitions on the path to participation in the college entrance examination among rural youth in Gansu province. Our results show that parents play a crucial role in determining their children's life chances through their shaping of a nurturing home learning environment.

Keywords

Family environment, Parent–child relationship, Parent role, Educational expectations, Educational attainment

 

Date Posted: 18 April 2016

This document has been peer reviewed.