ERIC Number: EJ673642
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2003
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship between Parenting, Acculturation, and Adolescent Academics in Mexican-Origin Immigrant Families in Los Angeles.
Plunkett, Scott W.; Bamaca-Gomez, Mayra Y.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v25 n2 p222-39 May 2003
A study examining Mexican-born parents' influence on their children's academic outcomes surveyed 273 Mexican American students attending three Los Angeles high schools. Girls reported higher academic motivation and educational aspirations than boys. Parent behaviors of helping, monitoring, and supporting positively affected academic motivation. Parents' educational level and English usage at home were positively related to students' educational aspirations. (Contains 36 references.) (TD)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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