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Rytkonen, Katja; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Educational Psychology, 2007
The present study investigated the extent to which parents' causal attributions predict the accuracy of, and bias in, their children's self-concept of maths ability. Participants were 207 children and their 182 mothers and 167 fathers, who were assessed during the children's first and second primary school years. The results showed that the more…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Self Concept, Prediction, Children
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Rytkonen, Katja; Aunola, Kaisa; Nurmi, Jari-Erik – Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 2005
The present study investigated the causes to which parents attribute their children's academic successes and failures during children's transition from preschool to primary school. It followed 182 mothers and 167 fathers of 207 children. The parents completed a questionnaire concerning their causal attributions, level of education, and parenting…
Descriptors: Grade 1, Parenting Styles, Academic Achievement, Attribution Theory