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ERIC Number: EJ871204
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 49
ISSN: ISSN-1918-5227
Children at Risk for Academic Failure: A Model of Individual and Family Factors
Quilliams, Laura; Beran, Tanya
Exceptionality Education International, v19 n2-3 p63-76 2009
The purpose of this study was to identify individual and family risk factors that may explain why some students are at risk for academic failure. Students' self-concept, academic motivation, and their parents' involvement in education were reported by both students and teachers. A latent variable path model fit the data well (Comparative Fit Index = 0.92) and converged in eleven iterations, with a standardized residual mean error of 0.03, [chi][superscript 2](9) = 41.23, p less than 0.001. The model indicates that students with low parental involvement in their education may exhibit a low sense of competence and motivation towards learning, and achieve minimal academic success. Results of the present study are discussed in accordance with Eccles' (1994) achievement theories, which help identify children at-risk for academic failure. (Contains 3 tables, 1 figure, and 1 footnote.)
Exceptionality Education International. University of Alberta, Department of Educational Psychology, 6-102 Education North, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-0800; Fax: 780-492-1318; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5; Grade 6
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Tennessee Self Concept Scale