Social Psychology of Education

, Volume 21, Issue 1, pp 75–90 | Cite as

Personality, socio-economic status and education: factors that contribute to the degree of structure in homeschooling

  • Oz Guterman
  • Ari Neuman


Homeschooling has been expanding in many countries in the western world, especially in the United States and in England. Studies have shown that there are different types of homeschooling, with different influences on the outcome of the educational process. However, the research to date has ignored the effects of parents’ personality and background on the practice of homeschooling, despite extensive evidence of the important role of these factors in shaping the educational orientation of parents. The present study focused on the impact of different aspects of parents’ personality and socioeconomic status on the type of homeschooling they chose. The findings indicated, among other things, that mother’s education correlated positively with more structured homeschooling, and family income and conscientiousness both correlated positively with more structure in daily routine and in homeschooling.


Homeschooling Home education Personality Parent’s education Socio-economic status Structure home education 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Human ResourcesWestern Galilee CollegeAcreIsrael
  2. 2.Management in Education System Division, Department of EducationWestern Galilee CollegeAcreIsrael

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