A Demographic Presentation of the Relationship between Parents’ Profession and Children’s Education in Remote Small Islands in the Aegean Sea: A Developmental Approach

Efrosini Pafili, John Mylonakis


The prospects of raising the level of the economic development of the society depend to a large extent, both on the quantitative evolution of the economically active population of the society and on the level of the education. The scope of this article is to examine the relationship between the parents’ profession and the educational level and occupational choice of the children in remote areas. The survey was based on a structured questionnaire distributed to a sample of 800 adolescents and their parents in the Cyclades prefecture in the Aegean Sea. Research results showed that students do not show statistically significant difference in their performance in both theoretical and in positive direction lessons, regardless of age of their parents. Also, their parents’ age does not affect teenagers’ in foreign languages, their participation in cultural and sporting activities, as well as, in reading extracurricular books. On the contrary, it does affect the student's training in new technologies.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/jsd.v5n6p113

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