ERIC Number: EJ1115652
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Nov
Abstractor: As Provided
Children's Coping with Academic Failure
Raftery-Helmer, Jacquelyn N.; Grolnick, Wendy S.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v36 n8 p1017-1041 Nov 2016
There is little consensus on how to conceptualize coping after perceived failure and less is known about the contextual resources that may support or undermine the use of specific coping strategies. This study examined parenting in relation to coping using the framework of self-determination theory and examined the motivational processes through which parenting, specifically parental structure, autonomy support, and involvement, may be associated with coping. Findings showed that the relations between parental structure and parental autonomy support and defensive coping were mediated by perceived control; however, there were also direct effects of structure and autonomy support, unmediated by this motivational resource. Findings also suggest that parent involvement directly predicts mastery coping.
Descriptors: Coping, Academic Failure, Guidelines, Self Determination, Parenting Styles, Personal Autonomy, Prediction, Parent Participation, Correlation, Parent Child Relationship, Grade 6, Questionnaires, Help Seeking, Measures (Individuals), Stress Variables, Academic Achievement, Likert Scales, Structural Equation Models, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
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