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ERIC Number: EJ1118758
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1934-5267
Filial Piety and Academic Motivation: High-Achieving Students in an International School in South Korea
Tam, Jonathan
International Journal of Multicultural Education, v18 n3 p58-74 2016
This study uses self-determination theory to explore the mechanisms of filial piety in the academic motivation of eight high-achieving secondary school seniors at an international school in South Korea, resulting in several findings. First, the students attributed their parents' values and expectations as a major source of the students' understanding of filial piety responsibilities in their academic pursuit. Second, the participants found ways to justify the authoritative parenting they received through a reciprocal relationship, especially when their parents were autonomy-supportive. Third, the definitions of filial piety responsibilities varied, depending on the students' personal and familial idiosyncrasies.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Korea
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