La autopercepción de las capacidades de los estudiantes según su origen social
Torrents Vilà, Dani (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Grup de Recerca Educació i Treball)
Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Grup de Recerca Educació i Treball

Date: 2015
Abstract: The paper presented here correspond an analysis of students' beliefs about their abilities in the educational environment. We get a sample of around 2. 000 students studying 4th ESO (last year of compulsory education in Spain) in 2013-14 in Barcelona. Self-rated ability is a central factor in the definition of the individual's beliefs. It indirectly define the perceived chances of success for each option so it has a direct effect on educational choices. The analysis model is proposed to account for a possible mechanism by linking social background (both educational and occupational) with self-rated abilities and expected results, controlling for various factors such as gender, school and their own objective abilities as a student, assessed through the Catalan Basic Skills Tests. The results show that actually beliefs about their abilities are slightly different among individuals from different social backgrounds. Although the self-rating is quite close to its real or objective abilities, there are a systematic bias due to social background. Students from lower social background, but with higher abilities, underestimate them. Although we do not find a determinant relationship, is new evidence to consider a mechanism that may be able to explain part of educational inequalities between social groups. It set different political and pedagogical challenges when assessing abilities and encouraging students and their beliefs.
Note: Número d'acord de subvenció MINECO/PN/2013/CSO2013-44540-P
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Language: Castellà
Document: conferenceObject
Subject: Estudiants ; Sociologia de l'educació ; Beliefs ; Students ; Compulsory education ; Social background ; Abilities
Published in: Conferencia Ibérica de Sociología de la Educación. Lisboa, Portugal, 1a : 2015

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