ERIC Number: EJ896745
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
Relationships of Parents' and Child's General Attributional Styles to Academic Performance
Khodayarifard, Mohammad; Brinthaupt, Thomas M.; Anshel, Mark H.
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v13 n3 p351-365 Sep 2010
This study examined the relationships among student academic performance and child's and parents' attributional styles. One hundred seventy-nine students (87 boys and 92 girls) who were enrolled in primary public schools in New South Wales, Australia, and their parents volunteered to participate in the study. Only English-speaking, two-parent families were included. Participants completed age-appropriate attributional style questionnaires. Academic performance was obtained from student records of course grades. The results indicated that both mothers' and fathers' attributions for their own positive and negative life events were related to their children's attributions for their academic performance. We present implications of these results for research on attributions and academic performance.
Descriptors: Student Records, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Correlation, Attribution Theory, Elementary School Students, Questionnaires, Grades (Scholastic), Parent Attitudes, Student Attitudes
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Australia