Socio-Economic Status and Undergraduate Success: A Case Study in Architectural Education

Murat ÖZYABA, Sibel POLAT, Yasemin ERBİL, Selay YURTKURAN
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Abstract


As architecture is related to a lot of disciplines, architects are expected to be versatile persons. At this point socio-economic status appears as an important factor. Thus, this study aims to investigate the influence of socio-economic status of the students of Architecture during their educational process. In this study, deep interviews were made with the students of 6th semester and their grade point averages (dependent variable) were compared with their socio-economic qualities (independent variable) with the chi-square test and correlational analysis. As a conclusion, it is determined that five independent variables effect the students’ educational process. These are the gender, the district where the students’ family live, the educational level of the students’ mothers, the average monthly incomes of the students’ families and the people who the students live with

Keywords


Architectural Education, Socio-Economic Status, Grade Point Average, Chi-Square Test

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Makale 07.03.2012 tarihinde alınmış, 28.02.2013 tarihinde düzeltilmiş, 13.03.2013 tarihinde kabul edilmiştir.




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