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RIDE. Revista Iberoamericana para la Investigación y el Desarrollo Educativo

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ESPEJEL GARCIA, María Vianey  and  JIMENEZ GARCIA, Martha. Educational Level and Occupation of Parents: His Influence on the Academic Performance of University Students. RIDE. Rev. Iberoam. Investig. Desarro. Educ [online]. 2019, vol.10, n.19, e026.  Epub May 15, 2020. ISSN 2007-7467.

The academic performance of students of different educational levels has been widely analyzed considering from economic, social or psychological factors. From the economic point of view, the occupation of the parents, as well as their educational level, shows a positive relationship with the academic performance of the children in different educational levels. The objective of the present investigation was to analyze the influence of the educational level and the occupation of the parents in the academic performance of the university students and thus propose strategies that allow to elevate the academic achievement. The data were obtained through a semi-structured questionnaire and analyzed with the chi-squared automatic interaction detection (CHAID) algorithm, contingency tables, and an ordinal regression. The results show that the educational level of the mother when she is superior to a truncated degree has a positive influence on the academic performance of the children, whereas the educational level of the father was not statistically significant. It was also observed that students whose parents perform as professionals, traders, managers, department heads, education workers are those who obtain a better academic performance; the occupation of the mother was not statistically significant.

Keywords : CHAID; students; occupation; parents; performance.

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