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ERIC Number: EJ882786
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
The Effects of Parental Involvement on Students' Academic Self-Efficacy, Engagement and Intrinsic Motivation
Fan, Weihua; Williams, Cathy M.
Educational Psychology, v30 n1 p53-74 Jan 2010
This research examined whether various dimensions of parental involvement predicted 10th-grade students' motivation (engagement, self-efficacy towards maths and English, intrinsic motivation towards maths and English) using data from the Educational Longitudinal Study of 2002 (ELS 2002). Results showed that both parents' educational aspiration for their children and school-initiated contact with parents on benign school issues had strong positive effects on all five motivational outcomes. On the contrary, parent-school contact concerning students' school problems was negatively related to all five motivational outcomes investigated in the study. Additionally, parental advising positively predicted students' academic self-efficacy in English as well as intrinsic motivation towards English, and family rules for watching television were positively linked to students' engagement and intrinsic motivation towards both English and maths. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 10
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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IES Cited: ED565617