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Table 1 Selected factors of educational aspirations among adolescents: descriptive data

From: Factors associated with educational aspirations among adolescents: cues to counteract socioeconomic differences?

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