The Role of Friends and Peers

  • Rachel Brooks

Abstract

In their study of the career and HE choices of American students, Schneider and Stevenson (1999) claim that:

Friends are important to young people’s lives and help to shape their sense of self, but they have a limited influence on educational goals and career plans… the decision about which college to attend and what occupation to pursue are based on a student’s individual interests, strengths and talents, and are unlikely to be influenced by the fluid social groups to which an adolescent belongs. (p. 211)

Keywords

Income Assure Stratification Ethos Archies 

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© Rachel Brooks 2005

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rachel Brooks
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Educational StudiesUniversity of SurreyUK

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