ERIC Number: EJ1167884
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Examining Parents' Ratings of Middle-School Students' Academic Self-Regulation Using Principal Axis Factoring Analysis
Chen, Peggy P.; Cleary, Timothy J.; Lui, Angela M.
School Psychology Quarterly, v30 n3 p385-397 Sep 2015
This study examined the reliability and validity of a parent rating scale, the "Self-Regulation Strategy Inventory: Parent Rating Scale" ("SRSI-PRS"), using a sample of 451 parents of sixth- and seventh-grade middle-school students. Principal axis factoring (PAF) analysis revealed a 3-factor structure for the 23-item SRSI-PRS: (a) Managing Behavior and Learning (a = 0.92), (b) Maladaptive Regulatory Behaviors (a = 0.76), and (c) Managing Environment (a = 0.84). The majority of the observed relations between these 3 subscales, and the SRSI-SR, student motivation beliefs, and student mathematics grades were statistically significant and in the small to medium range. After controlling for various student variables and motivation indices of parental involvement, 2 SRSI-PRS factors (Managing Behavior and Learning, Maladaptive Regulatory Behaviors) reliably predicted students' achievement in their mathematics course. This study provides initial support for the validity and reliability of the SRSI-PRS and underscores the advantages of obtaining parental ratings of students' SRL behaviors.
Descriptors: Parents, Middle School Students, Factor Analysis, Grade 6, Grade 7, Caregivers, Parent Attitudes, Multiple Regression Analysis, Parent Student Relationship, Mathematics Achievement, Likert Scales, Rating Scales, Reliability, Validity, Factor Structure, Student Motivation, Mathematics, Parent Participation, Statistical Analysis, Emotional Response
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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