Differences in family influences on college attendance plans for male and female ninth graders

  title={Differences in family influences on college attendance plans for male and female ninth graders},
  author={Frances K. Stage and Don Hossler},
  journal={Research in Higher Education},
This study examined a model of college student choice for male and female ninth graders using LISREL. A sample of 703 male students and 718 female students and their parents responded to two sets of questionnaires regarding high school experiences and expectations about college. Endogenous variables examined included parents' expectation regarding higher education for their children, parents' savings for college, students' discussion of college with their parents, and students' aspiration for… Expand

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