ERIC Number: ED366456
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Family Configurations and Children's Perception of Parental Behaviors That Support Schoolwork.
Leung, Jupian J.
A study was conducted to determine if family configuration was a factor in students' perception of parental behaviors that support schoolwork. A total of 439 public school and 399 parochial school students in grades 6 through 12 were surveyed. Results showed that students from intact, two-parent homes perceived greater parental concern and support for their schoolwork and greater parental help with their schoolwork than students from single-mother or step-father families. Consistent with those of other researchers who found that school performance is related to family configuration, these results suggest that to promote the development of school achievement values and behaviors among children from non-intact homes requires an increased emphasis on parental concern and support for schoolwork and parental help with that schoolwork. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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