Parental Involvement and University Aspirations of Ethnic Korean Students in China

Fang Gao*, Yiu Kei Tsang

*Corresponding author for this work

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Parental involvement in education is essential in enhancing university enrollment and maximizing the educational potentials for equality and excellence. This study utilized Perna’s (2006) model of parental involvement as social capital in interplay with other types of capital and tested the influence of educational involvement of parents upon university-going aspirations among contemporary Korean youth. A quantitative questionnaire was administered to 298 university students of Korean origin in China. Data analysis revealed that social capital was positively associated with students’ educational aspirations through parental interactions with the student and the school. The findings also confirm the value of economic and cultural capital in affecting the operation of social capital-embedded parental involvement, as manifested by the hypothesized intersecting relationship between social capital and other types of capital in this study. This study provides significant contributions to the prevalence of the interacting patterns between social capital and other types of capital, warranting continued work.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEducation, Ethnicity and Equity in the Multilingual Asian Context
EditorsJan Gube, Fang Gao
Place of PublicationSingapore
Number of pages19
ISBN (Electronic)9789811331251
ISBN (Print)9789811331244
Publication statusPublished - 8 Feb 2019

Publication series

NameMultilingual Education
ISSN (Print)2213-3208
ISSN (Electronic)2213-3216

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Education
  • Linguistics and Language


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