Analysis on the Influence of Family Background and Cultural Capital on the Non-cognitive Skills of Children
Education Journal
Volume 6, Issue 6, November 2017, Pages: 188-195
Received: Dec. 5, 2017; Published: Dec. 6, 2017
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Fang Luo, School of Commerce, Huanggang Normal University, Huanggang City, China
Jianghua Guan, School of Tourism Culture and Geographical Science, Huanggang Normal University, Huanggang City, China
Qingli Xia, Teaching Affairs Department, Huanggang Normal University, Huanggang City, China
Caihong Sun, School of Commerce, Huanggang Normal University, Huanggang City, China
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Abstract
The non-cognitive skills of children in family reproduction have been concerned more and more. Based on the survey of junior middle school student, we used principal component analysis to obtain the value of the index of non-cognitive skills, and further adopted the OLS method analyzing the determinants of the non-cognitive skills. It is shown that family income, parental occupations and education, participating in parent-child cultural activities, family collection of books, the grade of child, and the quality of teaching have significant and positive effect on non-cognitive skills, but taking part in an interest-oriented class and a child’s gender haven’t significant effect. So, the family background and the cultural capital significantly promote children’s non-cognitive skills.
Keywords
Family Background, Cultural Capital, Non-cognitive Skills, Principal Component Analysis, OLS Method
To cite this article
Fang Luo, Jianghua Guan, Qingli Xia, Caihong Sun, Analysis on the Influence of Family Background and Cultural Capital on the Non-cognitive Skills of Children, Education Journal. Vol. 6, No. 6, 2017, pp. 188-195. doi: 10.11648/j.edu.20170606.14
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