ERIC Number: ED234093
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Single Parents, Working Mothers and the Educational Achievement of Secondary School Age Children.
Myers, David E.; And Others
This paper presents a replication of previous research which estimated a structural equation model relating elementary school age students' achievement to the number of parents and maternal work. The research presented here focuses on secondary school age students, and provides partial support for previous findings in which elementary school age students were analyzed. The effects of maternal work were found to be similar in both the elementary and secondary school samples (e.g., negative total effects on student's achievement in two parent families and positive total effects in one-parent, black families), but the total effect of number of parents on student's achievement for secondary school age students tended to be negligable. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: For a related document, see TM 830 603. A much revised version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Montreal, Canada, April 11-15, 1983).