ERIC Number: EJ898629
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
Do Parents' Own School Memories Contribute to Their Satisfaction with Their Child's School?
Educational Studies, v36 n5 p581-584 Dec 2010
In the present study a group of parents with a child in preschool were asked to give evaluative recollections of their own primary school and then to indicate the level of their satisfaction with the functioning of their child's school repeatedly in the course of the child's compulsory education. Across the follow-up, the parents with positive recollections showed more satisfaction than those with negative recollections did. Over the years, the level of satisfaction decreased in all other groups but the fathers with positive recollections. Parents' recollections may be seen as an experience-based component of their attitudes towards education.
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Background, Educational Experience, Parent Attitudes, Educational Attitudes, Memory, Satisfaction, Context Effect, Student Experience, Compulsory Education
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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