The Sociological Study of Cultural Capital Role of Iranian Families on the Acceptance of their Children in University (Case Study: Sanati Sharif University- Entrance of 2015-2016)


Department of Sociology, Science and Research Branch, Islamic Azad University, Tehran, Iran


The aim of present study is to study sociologically the role of cultural capital of Iranian families on their students' acceptance in university. This is a descriptive post-event survey. The statistical population of study includes all students, in Sharif University of Technology, who have been studying in 2015-2016 (n= 1013). The sample size was 350 students selected according to Cochran table through simple random sampling. In order to measure research variables, data has been collected through researcher-made questionnaire with Cronbach's Alpha 0.82. Data analysis has been done through inferential statistical method (Kolmogorov-Smirnov normality test, structural equation modeling, combination of detention analysis, multivariate regression, correlation coefficient and path analysis) through SPSS and Amos version 22. The research findings show three types of cultural capitals that are institutional cultural capital; objective cultural capital and embodiment cultural capital. Some components of embodiment of cultural capital and some habitus such as interest in studying books other than textbooks, interest in art, voluntary presence in scientific communities, attention to literature and cultural fames, going to museum, cinema, festivals, artistic activities and sport are not desired among the families of students. Thus, it is essential to promote the cultural capital of Iranian families for improvement of mental and cultural capabilities of their children.


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