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ERIC Number: ED430708
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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Effect of Chinese Parental Practices on Their Adolescent Children's School Performance, Moderated by Student's Conformity to Parents, Self-Esteem, and Self-Efficacy.
Shen, Yuh-Ling; Peterson, Gary
This study examined how parental practices in mainland China influence adolescents' school performance, including school motivation and grade point average (GPA), when moderated by self-esteem and self-efficacy. Participating in the study were 497 students, ranging in age from 12 to 19 years, attending six public junior and senior high schools. Subjects completed a questionnaire designed to assess adolescents' perception of parental support, reasoning, monitoring, punitiveness, and autonomy granting, as well as subjects' school motivation, self-esteem, self-efficacy, and conformity to parents. The findings indicated that all five parental practices were significant predictors of at least one of the moderating variables: conformity to parents, self-esteem, and self-efficacy. Parental support and monitoring were positive predictors of conformity, whereas parental reasoning and autonomy-granting were positive predictors of self-efficacy. Parental punitiveness and autonomy-granting predicted self-esteem. Both conformity to parents and self-efficacy had positive effects on school motivation, with self-efficacy also having a strong positive and direct influence on GPA. Self-esteem did not affect either motivation or GPA significantly. (Contains 32 references.) (KB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China