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ERIC Number: EJ778307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Dec
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Do Parents' Causal Attributions Predict the Accuracy and Bias in Their Children's Self-Concept of Maths Ability? A Longitudinal Study
Rytkonen, Katja; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik
Educational Psychology, v27 n6 p771-788 Dec 2007
The present study investigated the extent to which parents' causal attributions predict the accuracy of, and bias in, their children's self-concept of maths ability. Participants were 207 children and their 182 mothers and 167 fathers, who were assessed during the children's first and second primary school years. The results showed that the more parents thought that their children succeeded because of ability, the more accurate the children's self-concept of maths ability became. In contrast, the more the parents attributed their children's success to effort, the less accurate and more optimistic the children's self-concept of ability became. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.) [This study was funded by grants from the Finnish Academy.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland