ERIC Number: ED297967
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: 0
The Impact of Mothers' Math Experiences on Their Daughters' Attitudes toward Math.
Jayaratne, Toby Epstein
A large body of research literature has indicated that parents exert a strong influence on their children's development of achievement attitudes. It is suggested that children's beliefs about achievement appear to be related to parents' expectations about their childrens' achievement but not to parent's attitudes regarding their own abilities and experiences. This study explores the possibility of different modeling effects in children whose parents have some college or less versus children whose parents have a college degree or more. Results indicate that significant effects emerged in only one subgroup--higher-educated mothers and their daughters.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Baltimore, MD, April 23-26, 1987).