Understanding the Educational Aspirations of ELT Students for Higher Education

Bahram Mohammadi Behjoo
2013 Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences  
educational aspirations and factors that influence these aspirations. A sample of 400 male (N=250) and female (N=150) ELT students from three international state universities in Ankara/Turkey was selected. The data for the A hierarchical multiple regression indicated that commitment to schooling, academic self-concept, family and educational environment were related significantly to educational aspirations and explained a significant proportion of the variance. The results suggest the high
more » ... ggest the high aspirations of students are mediated through strong academic selfconcept, positive peer support, a commitment to schooling and high educational aspirations in the home while low educational aspirations may have different mediating influences in different students.
doi:10.1016/j.sbspro.2013.01.159 fatcat:24snemy5t5cthnmwslmlgiwt2y