TITLE

Parents' expectations and students' achievement in two western nations

AUTHOR(S)
Neuenschwander, Markus P.; Vida, Mina; Garrett, Jessica L.; Eccles, Jacquelynne S.
PUB. DATE
November 2007
SOURCE
International Journal of Behavioral Development;Nov2007, Vol. 31 Issue 6, p594
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The present study compares the relations of family SES and parents' educational expectations during early adolescence with students' self-concept of ability and academic achievement in mathematics and language in two western countries, Switzerland and USA Participants were drawn from two US longitudinal samples, The Michigan Study of Adolescent Life Transitions (1983) and the Childhood and Beyond study (1990) and a representative sample of Swiss sixth graders (2002). Results from a series of structural equation models indicate a high predictability and stability across nations indicating the broad usefulness of the model for understanding the role of parents' expectations on student's self-concepts and achievement.
ACCESSION #
28062404

 

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