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dc.contributor.authorFaas, Caitlin S.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:36:05Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:36:05Z
dc.date.issued2010-05-04en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-05102010-154234en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32524
dc.description.abstractUsing the perspectives of social capital theory (Coleman, 1988) and life course theory (Elder et al., 2003), this study examined how economic capital and particular dimensions of the parent-adolescent relationship predicted educational outcomes. The economic capital variables were family income, parent education, and parent occupational prestige. Relationship capital variables included: closeness to parents, expectations for schooling, parental values, and parent trust. The three economic capital variables, expectations for schooling, and parent trust all significantly predicted final GPA and educational attainment. However, parent-adolescent closeness and parental values did not predict educational outcomes in the overall model. This study extended research in the field by examining both final GPA and educational attainment as educational outcomes. By using a nationally representative sample and four time points of data collection, this research was able to explore how various forms of capital predict early adulthood educational outcomes.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartFaas_CS_T_2010_f1.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectattainmenten_US
dc.subjectparent-childen_US
dc.subjecteducationen_US
dc.subjectsocial capitalen_US
dc.subjectadolescenceen_US
dc.titleEconomic and Parent-Adolescent Relationship Capital Predicting Educational Outcomesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentHuman Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHuman Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.committeechairBenson, Mark J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKaestle, Christine E.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKim, Kee Jeongen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-05102010-154234/en_US
dc.date.sdate2010-05-10en_US
dc.date.rdate2012-11-08
dc.date.adate2010-06-02en_US


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