NotesFAQContact Us
Collection
Advanced
Search Tips
ERIC Number: ED010607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 326
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
SCHOOL-RELATED ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS OF PARENTS OF ACHIEVING ADOLESCENTS.
COLEMAN, ALWIN B.
A COMPARATIVE STUDY WAS CONDUCTED OF PARENTS WHOSE SONS WERE SUCCESSFUL IN HIGH SCHOOL TO DETERMINE IF THE ATTITUDES AND BEHAVIORS AMONG THE LOWER WORKING-CLASS PARENTS AND THE UPPER MIDDLE-CLASS PARENTS WERE SIMILAR. FAMILIES LIVING IN TWO MIDWESTERN CITIES WITH AT LEAST ONE SON IN GRADE 11 OR 12 SERVED AS THE POPULATION. "SUCCESS IN SCHOOL" WAS DEFINED AS BEING RETAINED IN SCHOOL "IN GOOD STANDING." OCCUPATION OF THE "BREADWINNER" WAS USED TO IDENTIFY THE PROBABLE SOCIAL CLASS OF EACH FAMILY. THE SAMPLE CONSISTED OF 52 UPPER MIDDLE-CLASS PARENTS AND 47 LOWER WORKING-CLASS PARENTS. AN INTERVIEW SCHEDULE OF 124 ITEMS WAS CONSTRUCTED AND ADMINISTERED TO THE MOTHERS IN BOTH GROUPS. ANALYSES WERE CONDUCTED BY A THREE-STEP ANALYSIS--BROAD AREA, ITEM, AND BROAD AREA RELATIONSHIPS WITHIN THE SOCIAL CLASSES. AMONG THE CONCLUSIONS STATED WERE (1) SCHOOL-REINFORCEMENT BEHAVIORS OF PARENTS WERE FUNCTIONS OF THE RESIDENT COMMUNITY, (2) LOWER WORKING-CLASS PARENTS' BEHAVIORS WERE COMMON TO THOSE OF UPPER MIDDLE-CLASS PARENTS IN THE SAME COMMUNITY, AND (3) LOWER WORKING-CLASS FAMILIES, WHOSE SONS WERE SUCCESSFUL IN SCHOOL, HAD FAMILY CHARACTERISTICS SIMILAR TO THOSE OF THE UPPER-MIDDLE CLASS. IT WAS FURTHER INDICATED THAT THERE WERE DIFFERENCES WITHIN THE LOWER WORKING CLASS ITSELF AND THAT THE DIFFERENCES COULD AFFECT THE SUCCESS OF THE STUDENTS IN SCHOOL. (RS)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.
Identifiers: MICHIGAN; Michigan (Ann Arbor)