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A First Class Measure: Evidence for a Comprehensive Social Class Scale in Higher Education Populations

Evans, Olivia; McGuffog, Romany; Gendi, Monica; Rubin, Mark


Despite social class being a burgeoning area of research in the higher education literature, there is no single comprehensive measure of social class in university student populations. Most previous research has included objective single-item measures (e.g., parent education or occupation) to assess social class and then sorted students into distinct social class categories using these items. Such approaches do not adequately capture the complexity and nuance of class, and they ignore the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2022-04-21
Type: Journal article
Source: Research in Higher Education
DOI: 10.1007/s11162-022-09693-9
Access Rights: Open Access


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