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ERIC Number: EJ781350
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 30
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Parents' Own School Recollections Influence Their Perception of the Functioning of Their Child's School
Raty, Hannu
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v22 n3 p387-398 2007
This follow-up study set out to examine whether parents' recollections of their own school would predict their degree of satisfaction with the functioning of their child's school. A group of academically educated and vocationally educated parents with a child in preschool (N=391) were asked to think back to their primary school days and evaluate their school; these parents were then asked to indicate their satisfaction with the functioning of their child's school once the child had reached the first, the third and the fifth grade. The parents' recollections were found to influence their degree of satisfaction: among the academically educated respondents, the parents with relatively positive recollections showed higher levels of satisfaction than the parents with relatively negative recollections did; and among the vocationally educated respondents, the mothers with relatively positive recollections indicated higher levels of satisfaction than the mothers with relatively negative recollections did. It was suggested that parents' recollections may be seen as an experience-based component of their general attitude towards education. (Contains 1 table.)
Instituto Superior de Psicologia Aplicada. Rua Jardim do Tabaco, 34, Lisboa 1149-041, Portugal. Tel: +351-21-881-1700; Fax: +351-21-886-0954; Web site: http://www.ispa.pt/ISPA/vEN/Public(Porguguese and English translation)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 3; Grade 5; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland