ERIC Number: EJ1172180
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Latino Children's Math Confidence: The Role of Mothers' Gender Stereotypes and Involvement across The Transition to Middle School
Denner, Jill; Laursen, Brett; Dickson, Daniel; Hartl, Amy C.
Journal of Early Adolescence, v38 n4 p513-529 Apr 2018
The influence of parental beliefs and behaviors on children's math confidence and performance is well documented, but few studies examine these associations over time, or in large samples of Latino/a families. This study used longitudinal data from 247 (114 sons and 133 daughters) mother-child dyads to examine whether maternal math gender stereotypes and math involvement predict changes in the mothers' behavior or changes in the child's perceived math competence. Maternal math gender stereotypes when children were in fifth grade predicted decreases in mothers' involvement in their daughter's math homework from fifth to sixth grade. Greater maternal math involvement in fifth grade predicted increases in sons' and daughters' perceptions of math ability from fifth to sixth grades.
Descriptors: Hispanic American Students, Self Esteem, Parent Attitudes, Parent Influence, Mathematics Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, Mothers, Sex Stereotypes, Predictor Variables, Parent Participation, Behavior Change, Student Attitudes, Grade 5, Grade 6, Gender Bias, Elementary Schools, Middle Schools, Homework, Questionnaires, Rating Scales, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF); Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) (NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1248598; HD068421