University of Bahrain
Scientific Journals

Higher Education Effects on Intergenerational Social Mobility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Show simple item record Dr. Salahmadi, Aeshah S. 2018-08-02T05:50:26Z 2018-08-02T05:50:26Z 2015
dc.identifier.issn 1726-3678
dc.description.abstract The aim of this paper is to identify the higher education's role in creating social mobility inside the Saudi society. To help achieve this aim, an instrument was developed to measure intergenerational social mobility for those born between 1380 and 1395, those who hold a university degree and their peers who hold a less degree compared to their parents. The instrument included an explanatory introduction and 25 questions about the socioeconomic status of parents and the current socio economic status of their children. The questions were distributed among 1000 respondents working in the different Saudi labor sectors and born between 1380 and 1395 H. 428 analyzable answers were restored. To analyze data, logistic regression method was adopted. The most important conclusions of the study were that individual's educational degree is the only variable that has a statistically significant effect on the dependent variable (current income) and that individual's educational degree, mother's education and father's profession are the variables that affect the current profession of the individual. The study also found family income, family's original place of stay, mother's education and profession to be the variables affecting individual's current place of stay. en_US
dc.language.iso other en_US
dc.publisher University of Bahrain en_US
dc.rights Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International *
dc.rights.uri *
dc.subject parents’ generation
dc.subject children generation
dc.subject socioeconomic status
dc.title Higher Education Effects on Intergenerational Social Mobility in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.volume 16
dc.issue 02
dc.source.title Journal of Educational & Psychological Sciences
dc.abbreviatedsourcetitle JEPS

Files in this item

This item appears in the following Issue(s)

Show simple item record

Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International Except where otherwise noted, this item's license is described as Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International

All Journals

Advanced Search


Administrator Account