OCCUPATIONAL EXPECTATIONS OF DAY GENERAL LYCEUM STUDENTS IN GREECE AT A TIME OF ECONOMIC CRISIS

Georgia Spiliopoulou, Gerasimos Koustourakis, Anna Asimaki, Pandelis Kiprianos

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The purpose of this paper is to investigate the differences in the occupational expectations of Day General Lyceum students in Greece according to their social origin. Furthermore, their criteria for choosing a profession and the factors which influence their occupational expectations are explored. The research sample consists of Day General Lyceum students in Greece who attended the 2nd grade of Lyceum during the school year 2017-2018, and the research data were collected with the use of the semi-structured interview. The results of this study showed that students tend to have high occupational expectations, regardless of the volume of their ‘institutionalized’ cultural capital and the socio-economic status of their family of origin. Moreover, the economic crisis that Greece is facing today, and which influences the family and the students’ social life, has also had a significant impact on the formation of their occupational expectations, regardless of their socio-economic origin.

 

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