ERIC Number: ED318207
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Parental Influences on the Mathematics Self-Concept of High-Achieving Adolescent Girls. AEL Minigrant Report No. 20.
Dickens, Margie Newlin; Cornell, Dewey G.
The study examined parental influence on the math self-concept of 165 high-achieving adolescent girls. The research assessed the impact of parent attitudes about their own math abilities, parent expectations for their daughters, and degree of parent-child identification on the girls' own math self-concepts. A series of path analyses revealed that parent expectations have a significant impact on adolescent girls' beliefs about their own mathematical ability, regardless of parent-child identification. Parent math self-concept has little direct effect on daughter math self-concept, although it has a modest effect on parent expectations for daughters. Includes 17 references. (Author/JDD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV.