ERIC Number: ED213512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Maternal Child-Rearing Patterns and Children's Scholastic Achievement in Different Groups.
Logan, Richard D.
The purpose of this study was to examine the general proposition that different maternal child-rearing pattern-types (permissive or restrictive) are associated with high scholastic achievement in elementary school children from four different class-culture groupings (black middle-class, black working-class, white middle-class, and white working-class). The groupings were further subdivided by sex in order to account for the effect of each child's sex on the relationship between child-rearing and achievement in the different groupings. Information on child-rearing, as well as on parental occupations (used to determine the social class levels) was obtained from 1,102 mothers by means of survey interviews. Children's scholastic achievement was measured on standard school achievement tests taken from school records. Results, while providing support for the above general proposition, provided only partial support for two specific hypotheses proposing that urban black mothers of high achievers use warm and restrictive strategies, and that white middle-class mothers of high achievers use warm and non-restrictive strategies. The effect of the child's sex on maternal child-rearing strategies are discussed. (Author/MP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Welfare Administration (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago, IL.