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ERIC Number: ED021004
Record Type: RIE
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Pages: 40
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DIMENSIONS OF ACHIEVEMENT-RELATED BEHAVIOR AMONG LOWER-CLASS NEGRO PARENTS.
SOLOMON, DANIEL; AND OTHERS
A STUDY OF ACHIEVEMENT-RELATED BEHAVIOR SOUGHT TO IDENTIFY PARENT BEHAVIOR AS A SOURCE OF VARIANCE WITHIN A HOMOGENEOUS GROUP OF CHILDREN. SUBJECTS WERE 72 SETS OF NEGRO PARENTS OF FIFTH-GRADE CHILDREN IN A PREDOMINANTLY LOWER-CLASS NEGRO SCHOOL. THE INTERACTIONS OF PARENTS AND CHILD AS THE YOUNGSTER SOLVED EIGHT TASKS WERE OBSERVED IN THE HOME BY TWO INVESTIGATORS. THE TASKS INVOLVED VERBAL VS. NONVERBAL RESPONSES, AND "CONVERGENT" AND "DIVERGENT" THINKING. PARENTAL BEHAVIOR IN HELPING THE CHILD WITH THE PROBLEMS WAS MEASURED BY RATING SCALES SCORED INDEPENDENTLY BY EACH OF THE OBSERVERS. ANALYSIS OF DATA ISOLATED A DIFFERENT FACTOR STRUCTURE FOR MOTHERS AND FATHERS AS WELL AS DIFFERENCES IN THE PATTERNING OF RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN COMPARATIVE FACTORS. THE SEX OF THE CHILD APPEARED TO BE AN IMPORTANT DETERMINANT IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN MOTHER FACTORS BUT NOT BETWEEN FATHER FACTORS. IT WAS ALSO FOUND THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE CONDITION OF THE APARTMENT AND FACTOR SCORES WERE CONDITIONED BY THE SEX OF THE PARENT AND THE SEX OF THE CHILD, AND THAT THE LEVEL OR SCORE ON SOME OF THE FACTORS WAS SIGNIFICANTLY INFLUENCED BY THE CHILD'S SEX. THESE FINDINGS APPEAR TO SUPPORT THE IDEA THAT "SITUATION IS A SIGNIFICANT DETERMINANT OF FACTOR STRUCTURE" FOR CERTAIN KINDS OF FACTORS. (NH)
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Authoring Institution: Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago, IL.
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