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ERIC Number: EJ858037
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 55
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
Parents' Perceptions of Their Child's Resilience and Competencies
Karkkainen, Riitta; Raty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v24 n3 p405-419 Sep 2009
This study examined parental views of their child's educability through the parents' perceptions of their child's resilience. The purposes of the study were: (1) to examine psychometric properties of the rating scale created to measure parental views of their child's educational and psychological resilience, (2) to explore whether the parents' views of the child's resilience were related to their notions of the child's competencies and (3) to examine how parents' perceptions of their child's resilience were related to the parent's social position and the child's gender. Data were collected by questionnaire from the parents of fifth-grade children (N = 391). The parental rating scale consisted of three dimensions of resilience, all with satisfactory reliability. Parents' views of their child's resilience were related to their perceptions of child's abilities and school success, suggesting that the parental rating scale had concurrent validity. The results also indicated that parents' views of their child's resilience were related to their gender and education and to the child's gender. Furthermore, parents' views of their child's educational resilience, based on parents' trust in their child's internal capacities, were related to the parental definition of their child's cognitive-verbal competencies, in particular. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 5
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Language: English
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