ERIC Number: EJ719059
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Mar
Reference Count: 38
Parents, Teachers and Children's School Outcomes: A Taiwanese Study
Hung, Chih-Lun; Marjoribanks, Kevin
Educational Studies, v31 n1 p3-13 Mar 2005
The study examined relationships among family social status, perceptions of family and school learning environments, and measures of children's academic achievement, educational aspirations and self-concept. Data were collected from 261 (128 boys, 133 girls) 11-year-old Taiwanese children. The findings from structural equation modelling suggest that: (a) family social status continues to have an unmediated association with children's academic achievement, but its relationship to educational aspirations and self-concept is mediated by children's perceptions of their more immediate learning environments, and (b) after taking into account differences in parents' aspirations and parental involvement, children's perceptions of teachers have strong associations with self-concept but are not related to differences in academic achievement and educational aspirations.
Descriptors: Social Status, Parent Aspiration, Academic Aspiration, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Family Environment, Educational Environment, Self Concept, Grade 6, Student Attitudes, Family Influence
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan