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ERIC Number: ED164560
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Study of the Effects of Parental Attitudes on the Development of Self-Concepts and Attitude Toward School.
McDaniel, Ernest; And Others
The relationship between parents' attitudes, and elementary school children's attitudes toward self and toward school were examined in two age groups: first graders who were studied through grade 3, and fourth graders who were studied through grade 6. Five tests were administered to the children: Attitude Toward School, Piers-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale, McDaniel-Piers Young Children's Self-Concept Scale; Raven's Coloured Progressive Matrices, and the Parent's Questionnaire. The latter provided seventeen subscores: achievement aspiration for child; home learning environment; interest in child's education; demand for child's maturity and independence; quantity and quality of television; involvement in school; attitudes of resignation and of futility; conservatism; acceptance of child; permissiveness; restrictiveness; authoritarianism; nonconformity; birth order of child; and child's preschool experience. While significant correlations were found among some of the variables at each grade level, no highly consistent patterns were revealed. It was suggested that further research is needed on the effects of parental conservatism, futility, and resignation, as well as student nonverbal ability. (Author/GDC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (62nd, Toronto, Ontario, Canada, March 27-31, 1978)