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ERIC Number: ED013609
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 7
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Reference Count: 0
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PARENTAL PERCEPTIONS OF THE STUDENT AS RELATED TO ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT IN JUNIOR COLLEGE.
LEIMAN, ALAN H.; SHORE, MILTON F.
RESPONSES OF PARENTS TO AN OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONNAIRE COMPLETED AT THE TIME OF THEIR SONS' ADMISSION TO LEICESTER JUNIOR COLLEGE WERE EVALUATED IN TERMS OF FIVE HYPOTHESES CONCERNING THE RELATIONSHIP OF PARENTAL PERCEPTIONS TO COLLEGE ACHIEVEMENT. PARENTS OF THE GROUP OF ACHIEVERS DIFFERED SIGNIFICANTLY FROM THE PARENTS OF UNDERACHIEVERS IN DESCRIPTIONS OF THEIR SONS' VOCATIONAL GOALS AND INTERESTS AS WELL AS OF THEIR LIABILITIES AND ASSETS FOR ACADEMIC WORK IN COLLEGE. PARENTS OF ACHIEVERS SAW THEIR CHILDREN AS HAVING SPECIFIC GOALS WHICH REQUIRED ACADEMIC TRAINING, WHILE PARENTS OF UNDERACHIEVERS SAW THEIR SONS AS UNDECIDED OR AS SEEKING GOALS REQUIRING LITTLE ACADEMIC TRAINING. PARENTS OF ACHIEVERS CONSIDERED THEIR SONS' LIABILITIES AND ASSETS IN TERMS OF ACADEMIC QUALITIES, RATHER THAN OF PERSONALITY TRAITS AND SOCIAL ABILITIES. IN INTELLIGENCE AND ACHIEVEMENT TEST SCORES, NO DIFFERENCES WERE FOUND BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS OF STUDENTS. THE AUTHORS CONCLUDE THAT FACTORS OTHER THAN ABILITY CAUSE DIFFERENCES IN PRODUCTION OR ACHIEVEMENT IN THE SCHOOL SITUATION, AND THAT PARENT-SON RELATIONSHIPS MAY BE ONE FACTOR WHICH IS CLOSELY RELATED TO MOTIVATION FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE. (AUTHOR/WO)
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Identifiers: Leicester Junior College MA; MASSACHUSETTS