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ERIC Number: EJ1023083
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
Formation of Educational Expectations of Lower Socioeconomic Status Children
Kim, Kyung-Nyun
Education and Urban Society, v46 n3 p352-376 May 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the mediation effects of children's cognitive and noncognitive traits on the relationship between dropout mothers' traits and their children's educational expectations and to examine the interaction effects of dropout mothers' General Education Development (GED) on children's traits and educational expectations. The data were drawn from a series of National Longitudinal Survey Data. This study demonstrated the effect of mothers' self-esteem on children's educational expectations, which were mediated through children's cognitive ability and self-esteem after controlling for the mothers' cognitive ability, self-esteem, and socioeconomic status. Furthermore, mothers' GED attainment moderated the relationship between children's self-esteem and educational expectations. These findings provide better understanding of the intergenerational connections between cognitive and noncognitive traits and educational expectations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High School Equivalency Programs
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: General Educational Development Tests; National Longitudinal Survey of Youth