Modeling the Relationship between Cultural Capital and Sense of School Belonging Mediated by Social – Institutional Trust among Middle School Students

Document Type: Original Article

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1 دانشگاه ارومیه

2 گروه علوم تربیتی دانشکده ادبیات و علوم انسانی دانشگاه ارومیه

3 گروه علوم تربیتی دانشکده ادبیات و علوم انسانس /دانشگاه ارومیه

Abstract

Cultural capital influencing students̓ attitudes toward school and the value of schooling, as well as transmitting notions about the nature of the wider society and people around them. In this study, the relation between students’ cultural capital and three non-cognitive attitudinal outcomes developing in the process of schooling including  social trust , institutional trust (both as long-term outcomes), and sense of school belonging (a short-term outcome)was investigated .The present study was conducted with a descriptive-correlational design. A total of 528 students selected from Urmia secondary schools through stratified sampling responded to the questionnaire. The research data were collected using the standard questionnairesand their validity and reliability was confirmed.Structural Equation Modeling (SEM) was used to study and evaluate the relationships between the studied variables. Path analysis results showed that, there is a positive and significant relationship between cultural capital and (social – institutional) trust, cultural capital and sense of school belonging and, between (social – institutional) trust and sense of school belonging.So, it can be concluded that, there is a positive and significant relationship between cultural capital of students and sense of school belonging by mediating role of trust among high school students.

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Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript
Available Online from 30 May 2019
  • Receive Date: 12 August 2018
  • Revise Date: 20 May 2019
  • Accept Date: 30 May 2019