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ERIC Number: ED357858
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 24
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Caucasian- and Chinese-American Children's Attitudes toward Schoolwork and Perception of Parental Behaviors That Support Schoolwork.
Leung, Jupian J.
As part of a larger study examining students' attitudes toward schoolwork, this study examined the relationship between Caucasian- and Chinese-American children's attitudes toward schoolwork and their gender, socioeconomic status, age, school achievement, and school attainment value (the importance they placed on doing well in school). The study also examined the relationship between students' attitudes toward schoolwork and their perception of parental behaviors that support schoolwork. Subjects were 140 Caucasian-American and 97 Chinese-American fourth- through eighth-grade students from 2 Roman Catholic schools. The students completed a questionnaire that measured their attitudes toward schoolwork and perception of parental behaviors supporting schoolwork. Analysis showed that for Caucasian-Americans, school attainment value predicted students' perception of parental behaviors supporting schoolwork and students' attitudes toward schoolwork. For Chinese-Americans, both school attainment value and school achievement predicted attitudes toward schoolwork but not perception of parental behaviors supporting schoolwork. For both groups, students' attitudes toward schoolwork were predicted by their perception of parental behaviors supporting schoolwork. Findings suggest that cultural background mediates the prediction of student attitudes toward schoolwork and their perception of parental behaviors supporting schoolwork. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
Sponsor: Wisconsin Univ., Oshkosh.
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