ERIC Number: EJ747245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Parent Motivation Strategies and the Performance of Preschoolers in a Rural Philippine Municipality
Monteflor, Marites O.; Williams, Arthur R.; Williams, Phoebe D.; Go, Nixon O.; Moriarty, James P.; Quinones, Hazel W.; Bruggeman, Sandra K.
Early Childhood Education Journal, v33 n5 p333-340 Apr 2006
Although under-investment in children is an identified problem in low-income developing countries (LDC) and the establishment and use of preschools has been advocated as a partial remedy, the readiness of children and parents for preschool in LDC has been little studied. This paper assesses motivational techniques that parents report using with preschool children in a rural Philippine municipality. The purposes of this study were to examine: (a) whether the motivation strategies used by parents are consistent with a "balanced, holistic approach" to child development and (b) whether the parents' motivational strategies are associated with school performance. The study suggests some over-weighting by parents of academic achievement, but otherwise more appropriate child-oriented behaviors were observed than reported in some research. Motivation by parents also was associated with preschool performance.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motivation Techniques, Developing Nations, Low Income, Preschool Children, Holistic Approach, Child Development, Academic Achievement, Parent Child Relationship, Parenting Styles, Student Motivation, Rural Environment, Parent Aspiration
Springer. 233 Spring Street, New York, NY 10013. Tel: 800-777-4643; Tel: 212-460-1500; Fax: 212-348-4505; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.springerlink.com
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Preschool Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Philippines