ERIC Number: EJ779163
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Dec
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Adolescents and Their Parents' Perceptions about Parenting Characteristics. Who Can Better Predict the Adolescent's Academic Competence?
Pelegrina, Santiago; Garcia-Linares, M. Cruz; Casanova, Pedro F.
Journal of Adolescence, v26 n6 p651-665 Dec 2003
This study examined family factors reported by parents and their children in relation to children's academic competence. Adolescents and their parents (N=323) reported about the same family characteristics: parental acceptance and involvement in the children's education. Measures related to children's academic competence were: academic competence rated by the teacher, self-reported grades, perceived academic competence and motivational orientation. The results revealed low interrater agreement in family measures. Moreover, ratings by children about parenting characteristics seem higher than those of their parents in predicting academic-related measures. This was true especially in the case of children's reports on acceptance. However, in the case of involvement, parent's reports contributed towards predicting a higher number of variables.
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Academic Achievement, Child Rearing, Interrater Reliability, Adolescents, Parent Participation, Learning Motivation, Prediction, Grades (Scholastic)
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