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ERIC Number: EJ1052180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
Parents' Conceptions of School Readiness, Transition Practices, and Children's Academic Achievement Trajectories
Puccioni, Jaime
Journal of Educational Research, v108 n2 p130-147 2015
The author empirically tests the conceptual model of academic socialization, which suggests that parental cognitions about schooling influence parenting practices and child outcomes during the transition to school (Taylor, Clayton, & Rowley, 2004). More specifically, the author examines associations among parents' conceptions of school readiness, transition practices, and children's academic achievement in reading and mathematics from kindergarten through Grade 1 using data from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Kindergarten Cohort (N = 12,622). A latent growth curve model was estimated, and results show that parents' school readiness beliefs were positively associated with children's beginning achievement and growth. Parents' transition practices were positively associated with children's achievement at the onset of kindergarten. Parents' beliefs also positively predicted their use of transition practices. The analysis largely confirmed the conceptual model of academic socialization. Furthermore, findings suggest that early interventions seeking to change parenting practices should consider parents' school readiness beliefs and expectations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Kindergarten; Primary Education; Early Childhood Education; Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Early Childhood Longitudinal Survey
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