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ERIC Number: ED067607
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Pages: 522
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Coping Styles and Achievement: A Cross-National Study of School Children. Volume III of VII Volumes. Parental Views of Themselves and Their Children in Eight Countries.
Peck, Robert F.
Interviews were conducted with all of the mothers and about half of the fathers of a stratified sample of school children whose achievement, motivation, occupational interests and coping styles had been assessed. The parents of 80 children in each of eight countries participated: Brazil, Mexico, England, West Germany, Italy, Yugoslavia, Japan, and the United States. The systematically structured interview focused on the coping styles of the parents; their perception of the child's attitudes, achievement and coping styles; and the parents' occupational lives. Their beliefs about the role and value of education were also explored. The parents' responses were coded into content-categories for each question in the interview. The frequency of each kind of response was used to describe the characteristics of parents and children within each country. The responses of matched mothers and fathers were also compared and described, to determine the amount and kind of consistent agreement in their values, their self-descriptions and their perceptions of their child. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin.