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ERIC Number: EJ931687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-3920
Changes in Early Adolescents' Sense of Responsibility to Their Parents in the United States and China: Implications for Academic Functioning
Pomerantz, Eva M.; Qin, Lili; Wang, Qian; Chen, Huichang
Child Development, v82 n4 p1136-1151 Jul-Aug 2011
This research examined American and Chinese children's sense of responsibility to their parents during early adolescence, with a focus on its implications for children's academic functioning. Four times over the seventh and eighth grades, 825 children (mean age = 12.73 years) in the United States and China reported on their sense of responsibility to their parents. Information on children's academic functioning was also collected from children as well as school records. Although children's sense of responsibility to their parents declined over the seventh and eighth grades in the United States, this was not the case in China. In both countries, children's sense of responsibility was predictive of enhanced academic functioning among children over time.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 7; Grade 8
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China; United States