Sociostructural, psychosocial, personality, and educational profile of students from different schools of Slovenian secondary education
University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
The contribution is aimed to present some results and findings from several studies, conducted among Slovenian secondary school students in years from 2005 to 2008. In all presented studies the students of different upper secondary, technical and vocational schools from public and private sphere were compared according to sociostructural variables (socioeconomic conditions, family size), psychosocial (parental closeness and control, anomy, alienation), personality (self-esteem, social anxiety, locus of control) and educational variables (school achievement, perception of past education, school attachment). In partial studies some other psychosocial and psychological variables were processed (values, achievement motivation, narcissism, intellectual ability). Distinctive patterns of students from different types of schools were further analyzed to gain more detailed picture of Slovenian secondary education sphere.