Upper Class And Social Class

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Social class profoundly affects an individual’s academic achievement in school. In this case, social class shapes the attitudes and values of an individual which further influences their future both academically and professionally. Empirical evidence suggests that individuals/students attending college/university from a lower social class face difficulties when socially integrating into the school system leading to higher dropout rates and poor academic performance (Darnon, Jury, and Aelenei, 2017; Lehmann, 2007, 90). In comparison, a majority of individuals from a higher social class tend to succeed in their academic career (they complete university/college, high academic performance rates, etc.) (Darnon et al., 2017). This further infers that an obvious sociocultural difference continues to persist among individuals who belong to different social classes.
Individuals from upper classes have the advantage of being at ease when integrating into the schooling system. This is due to the fact that upper-class individuals often have parents who reinforce educational topics such as politics, world news, history, etc. within the home. This is supported by findings which indicate that one of the factors related to success among upper-class students is their access to cultural capital (Callender and Mason, 2017, 24 – 27). Further, it is also important to take into consideration that individuals from the upper class often have parents with college/university degrees in
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