Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/jesp

The Mediating Effect that Degree of Urbanization Exerts on the Academic Performance of Taiwanese High School Students and the Educational Aspirations of Their Family Members
Feng-Ying Chou

This study explores how the degree of urbanization can serve as a mediating variable for the academic performance of senior high school students and the educational aspirations directed at them by family members. Participants were recruited from one high school from Miaoli City, which is urban, and another high school in Taitung County, which is rural. Questionnaires were disseminated among participants, with 685 completed copies returned. The return rate was 71.65% . Results revealed that the degree of urbanization serves a full mediating effect between Taiwanese senior high school student academic performance and the educational aspirations directed at them by their family members. Future researchers might broaden the scope of this research by examining more variables and exploring the interrelationships between them using the Wisconsin model.

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