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ERIC Number: ED358214
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Pages: 24
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Gender Differences in Students' and Students' Perceived Parental Academic Motivational Orientations.
Leung, Jupian J.
The purpose of this study was to determine if students' gender was related to their own and their perceived parental motivational orientations in school achievement. Motivational orientations in school achievement were measured by a number of items focusing on the meaning of success in school, preference for school feedback, school task preference, dimensions and attributions of success and failure in school, and achievement goal orientations. A total of 107 8th-, 107 10th-, and 119 12th-grade Roman Catholic school students (170 males and 163 females) anonymously completed a questionnaire. The data were analyzed by means of factor analysis, discriminant analysis, and stepwise multiple regression analysis using gender, age, socioeconomic status, and self-perceived academic ability as predictor variables. Results show a number of gender differences, including those in achievement goal orientations and in the attribution of failure in school to the difficulty of school work. Females tend to perceive success as more controllable and internal relative to boys. Implications are discussed in terms of research literature on sex differences and differential parental socialization practices. Two tables present study data. Contains 26 references. (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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