ERIC Number: EJ1060478
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 32
Influence of Misaligned Parents' Aspirations on Long-Term Student Academic Performance
de Boer, Hester; van der Werf, Margaretha P. C.
Educational Research and Evaluation, v21 n3 p232-257 2015
This article deals with the concept of misaligned parents' aspirations, its relationship with student background characteristics, and its effects on long-term student performance. It is defined as the difference between parents' educational ambitions for their child and the child's actual capacities. Multilevel regression analyses on a sample of 10,433 Dutch students, who were followed for 5 years, showed that misaligned aspirations are related to parental education level and ethnicity, and have a small/medium positive effect on student performance. Based on ecology theory, we proposed that misaligned aspirations relate to differences in parent involvement, student achievement motivation, and teacher expectation bias, and that these factors subsequently influence student performance. The findings, however, indicate that this only applies to teacher expectation bias.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Parent Aspiration, Parent Influence, Student Characteristics, Academic Ability, Regression (Statistics), Parent Background, Educational Attainment, Ethnicity, Effect Size, Parent Participation, Student Motivation, Teacher Expectations of Students, Bias, Achievement Need, Parent Role, Predictor Variables, Secondary School Students, Prior Learning, Intelligence Quotient, Talent, Alignment (Education), Foreign Countries, Questionnaires
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands