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Meeting with two postgraduate students of BIGSSS.

At 17th of October were meeting with two postgraduate students of BIGSSS.

At 17th of October were meeting with two postgraduate students of BIGSSS.

It was the second meeting of our laboratory with postgraduate students of BIGSSS. During this event researchers presented results of their studies.

Ivaniushina V. A. presented results of “Network analyses interethnic connections”. The main goal of this project is to define influence of ethnicity on formation friendly relationships of 8 – 10 grade pupils in Saint-Petersburg. Valeria Ivaniushina says that establishment of friendly relationships is independent from ethnicity to Russian children. Probability of choosing friends is equal to every ethnicity. The main conclusion is that migrant-children are not discriminated by Russian children.

Titkova Vera Victorovna presented her project “Sociometric popularity of children in Saint-Petersburg’s schools”. Data were collected in 309 classes in Saint-Petersburg, analysis were founded at these data. It was hypothesized that popularity depends on the level of anti-school culture. Vera separates classes in two: 1. high level of motivation and low level of anti-school culture; 2.   low level of motivation and high level of anti-school culture. Hierarchical multilevel analysis was the main method. The most interesting discovery linked with interlevel effect. If grades of boy from class with low motivation in average are higher than grades from other pupils in average, he will be less popular. Moreover, anti-school culture makes popularity higher only in classes with low motivation with majority of boys, in other classes effect is opposite.

Petrova Maria presents “School tracking and sorting”. There are two concepts in research. The first is appearance of tracking between classes in school and consideration of sorting as mechanism of segregation between schools. Surveys, interviewing and field work were the main methods of this project. Respondents were 9th grade pupils and their parents, who live in the Leningrad region. Maria considers sorting through different factors, which have an influence on placing of children: distance, location, quality of school. Tracking shows through factors, which influence on placing of children between classes: progress in study, ethnicity belonging, socio-economical status. Besides, tracking has an influence on separation: expectations, choice of education and possibilities.

At 19th of October Ksenia Tenisheva continued tale about laboratory. She presents her project “Educational pretensions of ninth graders: influence of significant others”. Ksenia did her research in the network of project “Educational choice, selection and stratification in local educational system”. It was hypothesized few statements. The first, equal influence on educational choice of pupil has idea of pupil about parental expectations linked with his future education and educational choice of friends. The second, these ideas about friends and parents depends on similar factors. 500 factors took part in this survey. It were sorted out the next factors of influence: capitals of family, influence of significant others (friends and family), educational and professional plans. Method of modeling structure equations was used in the analyses of data. The result, which got Ksenia, is that influence of friends and ideas about family’s expectations have different influence on educational choice. Firstly, ideas about friend’s educational choice have no influence on pupil’s choice. Secondly, ideas about parental expectations on pupil’s choice have direct and positive influence on professional and educational choice. Thirdly, ideas of pupil about parental expectation differ from real parental expectations. These results can be explained as different choice of friends in urban and rural locations. There are limited abilities in choosing friends in rural location it is hard to find persons holding the same views. However, there are a lot of pupils in one parallel, it lets to choose close view’s person to you in the urban schools. 


Oksana Zapletina and Maria Petrova 
Translated by Sofya Semenova