Table 1

Selected factors of educational aspirations among adolescents: descriptive data

All respondents

Grammar schools

Specialised sec. schools

Vocational schools


Age *

16.86 (1.11)

16.77 (1.12)

16.74 (1.06)

17.02 (1.13)


Gender

male

927 (46.5)

207 (41.7)

316 (42.5)

404 (53.7)

female

1065 (53.5)

289 (58.3)

428 (57.5)

348 (46.3)


Self-rated health

excellent

507 (25.5)

112 (22.6)

197 (26.6)

198 (26.4)

very good

819 (48.8)

246 (49.6)

324 (43.7)

249 (33.2)

good, fairly good, bad

660 (30.6)

138 (27.8)

220 (29.7)

302 (40.3)


Father's education

university

376 (19.5)

218 (44.7)

116 (16.0)

42 (5.8)

secondary

849 (43.9)

199 (40.8)

350 (48.3)

300 (41.7)

vocational or lower

707 (36.6)

71 (14.5)

258 (35.6)

378 (52.5)


Mother's education

university

323 (16.5)

183 (37.3)

101 (13.6)

39 (5.4)

secondary

1093 (55.7)

276 (56.2)

465 (62.6)

352 (48.4)

vocational or lower

546 (27.8)

32 (6.5)

177 (23.8)

337 (46.3)


Mother's unemployment

no

1603 (81.3)

443 (89.5)

632 (88.4)

575 (81.0)

yes

368 (18.7)

52 (10.5)

83 (11.6)

135 (19.0)


Father's unemployment

no

1653 (87.0)

446 (93.9)

615 (83.1)

545 (74.0)

yes

247 (13.0)

29 (6.1)

125 (16.9)

191 (26.0)


Doubts about affordability of further study

never

994 (50.3)

224 (45.3)

346 (46.8)

424 (57.1)

rarely

411 (20.8)

127 (25.7)

160 (21.6)

124 (16.7)

sometimes

339 (17.1)

81 (16.4)

138 (18.6)

120 (16.2)

very often, often

234 (11.8)

63 (12.7)

96 (13.0)

75 (10.1)


Perceived social support *

from mother

9.77 (3.36)

9.95 (3.44)

9.62 (3.32)

9.81 (3.34)


from father

11.74 (4.29)

11.67 (4.27)

11.52 (4.14)

12.00 (4.45)


from friends

9.84 (2.84)

9.86 (2.84)

9.81 (2.82)

9.87 (2.84)


School atmosphere

friendly

969 (49.0)

291 (59.0)

385 (51.9)

293 (39.4)

Bearable, bad

1009 (51.0)

202 (41.0)

357 (48.1)

450 (60.6)


Study conditions at school

excellent

512 (25.9)

127 (25.7)

165 (22.2)

220 (29.7)


fairly good

1299 (65.7)

324 (65.5)

512 (68.9)

463 (62.6)

bad

167 (8.4)

44 (8.9)

66 (8.9)

57 (7.7)


Do you like visiting school

yes

408 (20.6)

104 (21.1)

140 (18.8)

164 (22.0)

yes, a bit

968 (48.8)

240 (48.6)

354 (47.6)

374 (50.2)

no

606 (30.6)

150 (30.4)

249 (33.5)

207 (27.8)


Sense of coherence *

manageability

13.48 (2.95)

13.70 (2.73)

13.52 (2.87)

13.27 (3.15)


meaningfulness

13.92 (2.97)

13.86 (2.90)

13.93 (2.94)

13.95 (3.05)


comprehensibility

15.43 (3.60)

15.72 (3.41)

15.29 (3.32)

15.38 (3.99)


In rows marked by * mean (SD) are presented, for the rest N (%) are presented.

Madarasova Geckova et al. BMC Public Health 2010 10:154   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-10-154

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