Cultural Capital Efficacy in Parental and Student Aligned Expectations for Postsecondary Matriculation
Sarah P. Maxwell, Connie L. McNeely, Julia L. Carboni

This exploratory study uses a cultural capital framework to examine the critical issue of goal alignment between parent and student expectations in predicting postsecondary matriculation. Addressing cultural capital in terms of functional specificity, the research expands and contributes to the related literature by focusing particularly on aligned ambitions and by delving deeper into the documented “action steps” taken by students to reach their stated postsecondary goals. Also, by separating two- and four-year college enrollment outcomes, clear differences are revealed among student expectations and action steps relative to overall college matriculation and educational attainment goals.

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