ERIC Number: EJ899748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Oct
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
Unanticipated Educational Consequences of a Positive Parent-Child Relationship
Turley, Ruth N. Lopez; Desmond, Matthew; Bruch, Sarah K.
Journal of Marriage and Family, v72 n5 p1377-1390 Oct 2010
If today there exists a single transcendent idea about the family-school connection, it is that a positive parent-child relationship improves children's chances of succeeding in school. However, using data from the Texas Higher Education Opportunity Project (N = 5,836), we demonstrate that, although positive parent-child relations are associated with better academic achievement in high school, they also are associated with an increased desire to live at home during college, which in turn decreases students' chances of enrolling in a 4-year college. Furthermore, we replicated some of these associations using the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (N = 10,120), demonstrating that positive family dynamics can influence educational outcomes in potentially divergent and unanticipated directions.
Descriptors: Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Parent Child Relationship, Adolescents, Family School Relationship, Academic Achievement, Longitudinal Studies, Educational Opportunities, College Attendance, Housing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health