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ERIC Number: ED351139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
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Adolescents' and Their Parents' Perceptions of Parenting Style: Relations with Achievement.
Paulson, Sharon E.
The purposes of this study were to compare adolescents' and parents' perceptions of parental demands, responsiveness, and commitment to achievement, and to explore the relations between these perceptions and the adolescents' school achievement. The subjects were ninth grade students and their parents. The adolescents and their mothers and fathers responded to separate questionnaires containing the same scales for measuring parenting characteristics of demandingness, responsiveness, and commitment. Low to moderate relations between adolescents' and their parents' reports of the three parenting characteristics were found. Both mothers and fathers reported significantly higher levels of all three characteristics for themselves than their adolescents' reported for them. Boys' reports of both their mothers' and fathers' parenting characteristics significantly predicted the boys' achievement in school as measured by self-reported grades. Parents' own reports of their parenting characteristics did not predict achievement outcome in their sons. Girls' reports of their parents' parenting characteristics did not predict the girls' scholastic achievement. fathers' (but not mothers') reports of their parenting characteristics significantly predicted achievement outcome in their daughters. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, Childhood Attitudes, Father Attitudes, Fathers, Grade 9, High School Students, High Schools, Mother Attitudes, Mothers, Multiple Regression Analysis, Nuclear Family, Parent Attitudes, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles, Sex Differences, Social Cognition, Student Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers: Parent Commitment; Parent Responsiveness; Parent Strictness
Note: Paper presented at the Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence (Washington, DC, March, 1992).