ERIC Number: EJ1169767
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Who They Are, What They Think, and What They Do: Mothers' School-Related Identities, Academic Socialization, and Child Academic Readiness
Wei, Qi; Dilworth-Bart, Janean E.; Miller, Kyle E.; Liesen, Carolyn A.
Early Child Development and Care, v188 n3 p310-326 2018
This study adopts an intergenerational approach to explore whether mothers' school experiences influence academic readiness through parenting beliefs and parenting quality. Forty-five mothers were categorised as either having a desired or feared school-related identity based on their narratives about past school experiences and the ways they prepare their children for school. Desired school-related identity was associated with higher literacy readiness but not math readiness. Our results also suggest that mothers with feared school-related identities reported feeling greater responsibility for socializing their children to school than did mothers with desired school-related identities. Examination of mediation pattern suggested that parenting quality is among the pathways from maternal school-related identity to child's reading readiness, even when accounting for household income. Although preliminary, our findings point to intergenerational influences on academic readiness.
Descriptors: Mothers, Student Experience, School Readiness, Identification (Psychology), Socialization, Parent Background, Parent Influence, Parent Attitudes, Expectation, Hypothesis Testing, Family Environment, Observation, Achievement Tests, Young Children
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Wisconsin
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Home Observation for Measurement of Environment; Woodcock Johnson Tests of Achievement
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