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Article: Rural Students in a Chinese Top-Tier University: Family Background, School Effects, and Academic Performance

TitleRural Students in a Chinese Top-Tier University: Family Background, School Effects, and Academic Performance
Authors
Issue Date2017
PublisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/mced20/current
Citation
Chinese Education and Society, 2017, v. 50 n. 2, p. 63-74 How to Cite?
AbstractNew preferential policies in China promise to increase the number of rural students entering top-tier universities, where there is a wider path to a higher social status. While a substantial body of literature has investigated rural students' trajectories to university, there is a dearth of systematic empirical studies on the academic success of rural students in colleges and universities. This study seeks to address this gap by examining the academic achievement of representative samples of students entering an elite university in China, including their place of origin, family background, school experience, and the characteristics that align with their academic performance. The data suggest no significant difference in academic performance obtained by urban and rural students with respect to average grade point average (over four years). It also suggests that fathers' occupations may not be associated with the academic achievements of students from different families. However, the data suggest a relatively clear school effect on the academic performance of students at University S. The study enriches the discussions of the inequality issue in China's higher education sector. It also enriches the literature in sociology of education by looking at the relative strength of the relationship between the possible causes and outcomes of schooling.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/259607
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2009 Impact Factor: 0.131
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.115

 

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dc.contributor.authorPostiglione, GA-
dc.contributor.authorXie, A-
dc.contributor.authorJung, J-
dc.contributor.authorHong, Y-
dc.date.accessioned2018-09-03T04:10:48Z-
dc.date.available2018-09-03T04:10:48Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.citationChinese Education and Society, 2017, v. 50 n. 2, p. 63-74-
dc.identifier.issn1061-1932-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/259607-
dc.description.abstractNew preferential policies in China promise to increase the number of rural students entering top-tier universities, where there is a wider path to a higher social status. While a substantial body of literature has investigated rural students' trajectories to university, there is a dearth of systematic empirical studies on the academic success of rural students in colleges and universities. This study seeks to address this gap by examining the academic achievement of representative samples of students entering an elite university in China, including their place of origin, family background, school experience, and the characteristics that align with their academic performance. The data suggest no significant difference in academic performance obtained by urban and rural students with respect to average grade point average (over four years). It also suggests that fathers' occupations may not be associated with the academic achievements of students from different families. However, the data suggest a relatively clear school effect on the academic performance of students at University S. The study enriches the discussions of the inequality issue in China's higher education sector. It also enriches the literature in sociology of education by looking at the relative strength of the relationship between the possible causes and outcomes of schooling.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherRoutledge. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/mced20/current-
dc.relation.ispartofChinese Education and Society-
dc.rightsPreprint: This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI]. Postprint: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis Group in [JOURNAL TITLE] on [date of publication], available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/[Article DOI]. -
dc.titleRural Students in a Chinese Top-Tier University: Family Background, School Effects, and Academic Performance-
dc.typeArticle-
dc.identifier.emailPostiglione, GA: gerry@hkucc.hku.hk-
dc.identifier.emailJung, J: jisun@hku.hk-
dc.identifier.authorityPostiglione, GA=rp00951-
dc.identifier.authorityJung, J=rp02095-
dc.identifier.doi10.1080/10611932.2017.1326774-
dc.identifier.hkuros289726-
dc.identifier.volume50-
dc.identifier.issue2-
dc.identifier.spage63-
dc.identifier.epage74-
dc.publisher.placeUnited States-

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