IMMIGRATION AND ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT: THE EFFECTS OF SOCIO CULTURAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC FACTORS

Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences. 2014;09(01):57-65

 

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Journal Title: Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences

ISSN: 1305-9076 (Print); 1305-905X (Online)

Publisher: SciencePark Science, Organization and Counseling LTD

LCC Subject Category: Education

Country of publisher: Cyprus

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Çağdaş Şirin (Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, Bahçeşehir University)
Özge Hacıfazlıoğlu (Faculty of Education, İstanbul Kültür University)
Selçuk Şirin (Steinhard Faculty of Education, New York University)

EDITORIAL INFORMATION

Double blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 6 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Academic engagement during the high school years, a period in which young people go through tremendous change, is one of the key predictors of success for college entrance and later developmental periods. This study aims to evaluate the effect of immigration on the academic achievement of high school students. Participants were 1016 students (545 male, 567 female) attending high schools from four provinces in Istanbul that have the highest rates of immigration (Zeytinburnu, Gaziosmanpasa, Büyükçekmece and Esenyurt Regions). The sample was drawn from students in all four years of High School. This study provides a snapshot of migrant students’ academic achievement profiles as well as the demographic determinants that might have an influence on their performance such as gender, number of siblings, generation, working status and selected majors variables. Results demonstrated that third generation have higher English score but lower Turkish language score than the first generation, gender plays a significant role on English and Turkish Language score but not on Math score.