Effects of Family and School on Academic Achievement of Korean High School Students

  • In Seog Seo Kongju National University
  • Kioh Kim University of Louisiana at Monroe

Abstract

Vocational high schools in South Korea have been evaluated to supply skilled labor forces needed for rapid economic development. However, the degree of academic achievement of vocational high school students is evaluated noticeably low in South Korea. This study examines the influence of family and school on vocational high school students’ academic achievement in South Korea. A nationally representative sample from the Korean Education and Employment Panel Survey (KEEP) was analyzed. Results show that variables related to parents did not influence Korean vocational high school students’ academic achievement.  School facility did not influence on the general subject academic achievement, but that influenced the vocational subject academic achievement of Korean students.  Two school related variables - teacher ability and relationship were significant for academic achievement.

Author Biographies

In Seog Seo, Kongju National University
Professor
Kioh Kim, University of Louisiana at Monroe
Assistant Professor

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Published
2015-05-18
How to Cite
SEO, In Seog; KIM, Kioh. Effects of Family and School on Academic Achievement of Korean High School Students. Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies in Education, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 2, may 2015. ISSN 2166-2681. Available at: <http://isejournal.org/index.php/jise/article/view/35>. Date accessed: 24 aug. 2019.

Keywords

Korean Vocational high school; Academic achievement; Socioeconomic Status (SES); Parental involvement; Teacher ability; Teacher relationship