Future Plans and Motivations of Hungarian Students from Transylvania Cover Image

Erdélyi magyar középiskolások jövőtervei, különös tekintettel a továbbtanulás feltételeire
Future Plans and Motivations of Hungarian Students from Transylvania

Author(s): Emese Vita
Subject(s): Social Sciences, Education, Sociology, School education, Higher Education , Ethnic Minorities Studies, Identity of Collectives
Published by: Nemzetpolitikai Kutatóintézet
Keywords: Hungarian students;Transylavnia;educational system;high school;motivation;data analysis;

Summary/Abstract: The paper focuses on the Hungarian minorities in Transylvania and their educational system at the high school level. More specifically, the analysis covers the motivational factors circumscribing their education. The examined elements in this paper include: the factors that determine student choices for higher education, the resources available when choosing the institution of higher education, and how future plans are structured by level of study and social background. The paper provides an overview regarding the sociodemographic characteristics of the examined population (Hungarian high school students from Transylvania). After that, my main goal is to present the widely varying aspects of higher education plans, the motivational factors that contribute the most when students choose higher educational institutions, and, finally, how all of these choices correlate with social background and the resources available to the students. The empirical part of the paper is based on a secondary data analysis, collected through a representative survey among 1108 Hungarian high school students in Transylvania. The interviews were conducted in 2015.

  • Issue Year: 2/2017
  • Issue No: 4
  • Page Range: 93-112
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Hungarian