Table 2

The association between selected factors and educational aspirations among adolescents from different educational tracks

All respondents

Grammar schools (highest level)

Specialised sec. schools

Vocational schools (lowest level)


Age

1.11 (1.01-1.23)

1.27 (1.08-1.50)


Gender

female

1

1

male

0.61 (0.50-0.76)

0.53 (0.37-0.75)


Father's education

vocational or lower

1

1

secondary

1.57 (1.22-2.00)

2.09 (0.99-4.40)

university

3.75 (2.59-5.43)

2.99 (1.38-6.45)


Mother's education

vocational, or lower

1

1

1

secondary

1.66 (1.28-2.15)

2.04 (1.37-3.03)

0.88 (0.60-1.29)

university

2.52 (1.69-3.77)

1.88 (1.07-3.30)

3.84 (1.68-8.77)


Father's unemployment

employed

1

unemployed

0.64 (0.46-0.89)


Doubts about affordability of further study

very often, often

1

sometimes

0.79 (0.53-1.18)

rarely

0.84 (0.57-1.25)

never

0.60 (0.42-0.86)


Perceived social support

from mother


from father

0.95 (0.93-0.98)

0.93 (0.89-0.97)

0.90 (0.89-0.99)


from friends

1.08 (1.01-1.15)


School atmosphere

bearable, bad

1

friendly

1.44 (1.15-1.80)


Do you like visiting school

no

1

1

1

1

yes, a bit

1.43 (1.12-1.84)

2.38 (1.29-4.38)

1.68 (1.15-2.44)

1.54 (0.96-2.47)

yes

2.40 (1.73-3.23)

2.98 (1.25-7.09)

4.18 (2.48-7.05)

2.88 (1.68-4.93)


Sense of coherence

manageability

1.07 (1.03-1.11)

1.10 (1.04-1.17)


meaningfulness

1.12 (1.02-1.23)


comprehensibility

1.07 (1.02-1.12)


Logistic regression, forward stepwise conditional, OR (95% CI) are presented

A higher score indicates less social support.

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

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