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ERIC Number: ED017550
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Feb
Pages: 5
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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PARENT BEHAVIOR AND ACHIEVEMENT OF INNER CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN.
RANKIN, PAUL T., JR.
TO DETERMINE WHAT KINDS OF PARENT BEHAVIOR ARE RELATED TO THE SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT OF INNER CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN, 32 HIGH ACHIEVERS AND 32 LOW ACHIEVERS IN THIRD AND FOURTH GRADE WERE SELECTED AND INTERVIEWS WERE COLLECTED FROM THEIR MOTHERS. THE INTERVIEW CONSISTED OF 123 FIXED RESPONSE QUESTIONS. TO ESTIMATE THE VALIDITY OF THE MOTHERS' RESPONSES, A MODIFIED QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO THE CHILDREN. THE STUDY FOUND DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE MOTHERS OF HIGH ACHIEVEMENT AND LOW ACHIEVEMENT CHILDREN ON 17 ITEMS. DIFFERENCES WERE FOUND ON (1) SUCH ITEMS AS HELPING CHILDREN SAVE MONEY AND STAMPS, PLAYING SPORTS, ATTENDING CHURCH, TALKING ABOUT THE NEWS, TALKING ABOUT THE FAMILY, AND GOING TO A PARADE, (2) SCHOOL ITEMS LIKE TALKING ABOUT SCHOOL AND EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, ATTEMPTING TO FIND OUT WHY CHILDREN DO POORLY AND CORRECTING THEIR WORK, DESIRING CHILDREN TO GO TO COLLEGE, AND REQUIRING THAT CHILDREN DO WELL IN SCHOOL, (3) ITEMS RELATED TO READING (READING ALOUD AT HOME, PARENTS READING MAGAZINES, AND MOTHERS' READING), AND (4) ITEMS HAVING TO DO WITH MOTHERS' INITIATIVE IN CONFERRING WITH SCHOOL OFFICIALS. THE FINDINGS OF THE STUDY INDICATE THAT THERE IS AN APPARENT POSITIVE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CHILDREN'S SCHOLASTIC ACHIEVEMENT AND THESE FACTORS OF PARENTAL ATTITUDE AND BEHAVIOR. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE 1967 ANNUAL MEETING OF THE AMERICAN EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATION IN NEW YORK CITY ON FEBRUARY 18, 1967. (DK)
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