ERIC Number: ED202949
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Relationships Among Perceived Parental Acceptance-Rejection, Self-Evaluation and Academic Performance of Korean American Children.
Hahn, Byungchai C.
This research was based on parental acceptance rejection theory which postulates that children are likely to develop an impaired sense of self esteem, self adequacy and overall self evaluation insofar as they perceive themselves to be rejected by their parents. Emphasis was placed upon assessing the interrelationships among perceived parental acceptance rejection, self evaluation, and academic performance of Korean American children as they are affected by gender and socioeconomic status. A nationwide sample of Korean American children responded to questionnaires which elicited information about household composition, parental occupation, and parental education. Grades for mathematics, reading, language arts, and social studies were also obtained for each child. The survey supported some of the major postulates of parental acceptance/rejection theory and shed positive intercorrelations among the three variables: parental acceptance/rejection, self evaluation, and academic performance. Social class was also shown to affect these variables. Middle class children perceived their parents as being warmer than did working class children, and also displayed more positive self evaluation and better academic performance than those of working class children. (AP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Connecticut.