ERIC Number: ED084468
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Reference Count: 0
Parental Influence on Educational Goals.
Kerckhoff, Alan C.; Huff, Judith L.
Analysis of data collected from ninth and twelfth grade boys and their parents investigates whether parent-child agreement on goals reflects parental influence. The analysis leads to the following conclusions: (1) parent-child agreement cannot be viewed as a wholly spurious basis for imputing influence; (2) agreement measures based on the child's report of the parent's goals lead to different outcomes than those based on the parent's own report; (3) the child's report of the parent's goal reflects the child's projection of his own goals onto his parents; and (4) the evidence of direct goal transmission from parent to child is stronger among older boys, but a paternal influence in the form of the son's modeling his father appears to be stronger among the younger boys. No evidence was found to support the hypothesis that agreement on goals varies with the quality of the parent-child relationship. (Author)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Duke Univ., Durham, NC.
Note: Paper presented at the American Sociological Association Meeting, 27-30 August 1973, New York, N. Y.