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ERIC Number: ED075743
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Nov
Pages: 45
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Independence Training and School Achievement: A Study of Parental Attitudes and Expectations as Related to Children's Elementary School Success.
Wyman, W. C.; And Others
In this study of the relationship between factors in the home and school achievement, teachers' ratings and student scores on a standard achievement test were examined in light of parental expectations for the child's independence behavior, the child's personal qualities, and his future work values. Mothers of 441 fifth graders were interviewed about independence training of their child, personal qualities attractive in a child, and relative importance of various job factors. These data were analyzed in relation to the child's I.Q. and achievement test scores and to socio-economic status of the father. The authors conclude that: 1.) results are similar in terms of how parental attitudes and expectations in reference either to over- and under-achievement or to absolute achievement; 2.) parents of over-achievers differ from parents of under-achievers in the relative importance they attach to various personal qualities and job factors; 3.) a modest relationship exists between independence training and school achievement; and 4.) two factors concerning initiative and the child's purchase of his own goods jointly determine independence training. (Author/SES)
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Authoring Institution: Toronto Board of Education (Ontario). Research Dept.