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ERIC Number: ED262868
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-3
Pages: 58
Abstractor: N/A
Achievement Dynamics in a Single Parent Anglo-American Family: A Case Study.
Van Cleve, Lois
The purpose of this case study was to look closely at one single-parent Anglo-American family, members' daily patterns of living, and psychosocial patterns that may set them apart as an achieving family. The major assumption guiding the research effort was the thesis that home environments of interpersonally competent American youngsters show some rather consistent psychosocial patterns--regardless of race or socioeconomic background. The mother of the family observed was drawn from a volunteer sample of 32 Los Angeles mothers and interviewed in depth regarding her perceptions of present and past family dynamics related to her fourth grade son's school situation, as well as about her family and community network perceptions. The emphasis was on identifying key elements or components of the patterns of social interaction in this family that contributed to this fourth grader's achievement. The study of the emotional family tone, role behavior of the parents and child in a typical day, and socialization processes during leisure and labor events all revealed evidence of a supportive functional environment with these patterns well established. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Researchers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A