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Title: Has family involvement migrated into higher education? An investigation of how administrative staff document the phenomenon in students’ university experiences in Cyprus
Authors: Symeou, Loizos 
Theodorou, Eleni 
Lamprianou, Iasonas 
Rentzou, Konstantina 
Andreou, Panagiota 
Keywords: Administrators;Cyprus;Family involvement;Higher education;Online logs;Private university;State university
Category: Educational Sciences
Field: Social Sciences
Issue Date: 2-Jan-2018
Publisher: Routledge
Source: International Studies in Sociology of Education, 2018, Volume 27, Issue 1, Pages 78-99
Abstract: Families have been getting more and more involved in their children’s education. This paper presents findings of a study investigating family involvement in their members’ undergraduate studies attending a state (non-fee-paying) and a private (fee-paying) university in Cyprus. The data presented in the paper were collected via online logs completed by administrative personnel in the two universities documenting incidents of family involvement. The data analysis demonstrates how similarly the phenomenon manifests in both universities and suggests that where the two universities differ is more in the intensity of the various modes of family involvement. It also projects students’ desires and encouragement of their family’s involvement and their families’ intervention to protect or guide them. The findings of the study are discussed in view of cultural and societal norms and changes about parenthood and the relationship between families and their university age members in a marketized higher education context.
ISSN: 09620214
Rights: © 2017 Informa UK Limited
Type: Article
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