Influences of School Choice Preferences on Enrollment in Nearby Senior Secondary Schools
Given that the main policy of the Taiwanese government involves encouraging attendance at nearby senior secondary schools, this follow-up study was designed to explore the influence of school choice preferences on decisions about whether to enroll in neighborhood schools according to region. The sample consisted of 1,302 ninth-graders in Kaohsiung who were initially asked to complete questionnaires about the importance of each of a series of school characteristics in their choice of senior secondary schools. After graduating from junior high school, they were followed up to determine if they had enrolled in their neighborhood schools. As a result of attrition and the application of exclusion criteria, the final sample consisted of 1,075 participants. Our data analysis identified four main results: 1. Enrollment in nearby senior secondary schools was not affected by demographic characteristics. 2. The effect of achievement on nearby-enrollment differed by region. 3. Considerations related to distance and proximity were positively related to decisions to enroll in neighborhood schools. 4. The factors that affected decisions to enroll in neighborhood schools differed by region.
|關鍵詞||追蹤研究、高級中等學校、區域類型、就近入學、學校選擇、follow-up study、senior secondary school、typology of region、nearby-enrollment、school choice|