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dc.contributor.authorBriggs, George L.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-07-09T18:42:42Z
dc.date.available2009-07-09T18:42:42Z
dc.date.issued1984-07-09T18:42:42Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10464/2039
dc.description.abstractOne hundred and thirty-three parents of students new ~o ~ive independent schools in Ontario wer. surveyed to inve~tigate school choice behaviour. Paren~s were asKed to indicate their reasons for changing schooling, ~he criteria for selection o~ a school and the nature of the search process. Parents were also asKed to ranK speci~ic precipitants for change and criteria for choice. Spearman RanK Correla.tion tests were run comparing precipitants for change and criteria for choice for the entire sample and sub-groups based on socioeconomic status, gender of the child and family size. No signl~icant differences were found between the various $ub-groups, however, there was a strong positive correlation between precipitants for change and criteria for choice.Chi sq,uare tests were run compa.ring the number of information sources utilized in the search process, and a comparison was made between the importance of the va.rious sources of information. The majority of parents were classified as ac~ive searchers, researching one alternative more carefully than others. Socioeconomic status was the only factor to have a sign ific:ant- effect on the ranKing of information sources.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherBrock Universityen_US
dc.subjectSchool choice.en_US
dc.subjectPrivate schools--Ontario.en_US
dc.subjectSchools--Ontario.en_US
dc.titleSchool choice behaviour of independent school parentsen_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesis or Dissertationen_US
dc.degree.nameMaster of Educationen_US
dc.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Educationen_US
dc.degree.disciplineFaculty of Educationen_US


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