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Collishaw, Stephan; Gardner, Frances; Maughan, Barbara; Scott, Jacqueline; Pickles, Andrew – Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 2012
The coincidence of historical trends in youth antisocial behavior and change in family demographics has led to speculation of a causal link, possibly mediated by declining quality of parenting and parent-child relationships. No study to date has directly assessed whether and how parenting and parent-child relationships have changed. Two national…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Disadvantaged, Child Rearing, Parent Child Relationship
Merwin, Gregory J. – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The purpose of this study was to identify pedagogical and non-pedagogical factors that affect the academic achievement of English Learner (EL) students in the area of language arts at Dr. Albert Schweitzer Elementary School in Anaheim, California. The researcher conducted an exploratory multiple case study to develop a comprehensive, contextual…
Descriptors: Instructional Effectiveness, Grade 3, English Language Learners, Language Arts
Fink, Stevanne Auerbach – 1974
This report presents a study of the attitudes of a sample of San Franciscan parents toward various day care situations. Questionnaires were distributed to the parents of children from 15 centers and 5 day care homes located in census tracts chosen for their racial, ethnic, and economic mix. Data was compiled from the 125 returned questionnaires.…
Descriptors: Child Care, Child Caregivers, Day Care, Expectation
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Fullarton, Stephanie; Duquette, Cheryll – Exceptionality Education International, 2015
This qualitative study examines, from the perspective of the families, the transition process to employment or postsecondary education for adolescents with learning disabilities (LDs) and the interplay of the roles of parents, students with LDs, and teachers. Using a case study design, series of three in-depth interviews were conducted with five…
Descriptors: Qualitative Research, Adolescents, Learning Disabilities, Adjustment (to Environment)
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Rohner, Ronald P.; Pettengill, Sandra M. – Child Development, 1985
Uses two self-report questionnaires in reporting that perceptions of Korean youth regarding parental control correlate positively with perceived parental warmth and low neglect. Findings contrast with studies on North American youth. Cultural variables contributing to the differences in the patterns of correlation among the Korean versus American…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Childhood Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Cultural Differences
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Johnson, Veronica I. – Family Journal: Counseling and Therapy for Couples and Families, 2011
This article explores the impact of relationship education on young adults' optimism about relationships and attitudes toward marriage whose parents were divorced and offers implications and suggestions for counselors and counselor educators. Previous research in the area of intimate and family relationships has demonstrated that adults who have…
Descriptors: Divorce, Intimacy, Marriage, Young Adults
Rapport, Zachary – ProQuest LLC, 2011
The problem. The purpose of the current study was to investigate the perceptions and opinions of psychology professors regarding the accuracy and inclusiveness of abnormal psychology textbooks. It sought answers from psychology professors to the following questions: (1) What are the expectations of the psychology faculty at a private university of…
Descriptors: Textbooks, Private Colleges, Schizophrenia, Psychopathology
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Huttunen, Kerttu; Valimaa, Taina – International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders, 2012
Background: During the process of implantation, parents may have rather heterogeneous expectations and concerns about their child's development and the functioning of habilitation and education services. Their views on habilitation and education are important for building family-centred practices. Aims: We explored the perceptions of parents and…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Content Analysis, Usability, Social Life
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Martinez-Gonzalez, Raquel-Amaya; Symeou, Loizos; Alvarez-Blanco, Lucia; Roussounidou, Eleni; Iglesias-Muniz, Jesus; Cao-Fernandez, Maria-Auxiliadora – Educational Psychology, 2008
This paper focuses on family involvement in the education of teenagers at risk of dropping out from compulsory secondary school. A questionnaire was completed by 131 Spanish and Cypriot families with children at six schools--three in each country. The questionnaire investigated: (1) parental perceptions of their children's activities in their free…
Descriptors: Leisure Time, Parent Participation, Family Involvement, Parenting Styles
Akimoff, Kimberly G. – 1996
This study examined how teachers in a Christian school in the North Bay, California, area, perceive the academic and behavioral performance of students whose parents are involved in the school compared to the performance of students whose parents are not involved. Parental involvement includes parents attending parent-teacher conferences, open…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Elementary Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Influence
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Urhahne, Detlef; Ho, Lok Hang; Parchmann, Ilka; Nick, Sabine – High Ability Studies, 2012
The aim of this study was trying to predict success in the qualifying round for the International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) on the basis of the expectancy-value model of achievement motivation by Eccles et al. The investigation with 52 participants, including 14 females, was conducted during the third of four qualifying rounds of the IChO in…
Descriptors: Talent, Intelligence Tests, Achievement Need, Expectation
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Smith, Thomas Ewin – Youth and Society, 1991
Motivational aspects of seventh graders' and ninth graders' decisions to adopt or reject educational goals advocated by parents are studied using 988 adolescents, both black and white, for whom questionnaire and achievement test data are available. Both social structure and the interpersonal environment appear to influence adolescent inclinations…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Adolescents, Black Students
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Ricci, Leila; Osipova, Anna – British Journal of Special Education, 2012
Although children with Down syndrome (DS) can learn to read, few studies have explored parental perspectives on the reading development of this group of children. This article, written by Leila Ricci and Anna Osipova, from California State University, explores visions and expectations regarding reading held by parents of children with Down…
Descriptors: Reading Achievement, Reading Instruction, Down Syndrome, Parent Aspiration
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Berg, David A. G.; Smith, Lisa F. – Issues in Educational Research, 2014
This study compared perceptions of teacher efficacy beliefs and concerns about teaching in pre-service teacher cohorts from New Zealand, Malaysia, and England. Participants were primary pre-service teachers from Malaysia (n = 53), New Zealand (n = 100), and England (n = 119), who completed the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy (long form)…
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Self Efficacy, Foreign Countries, Preservice Teacher Education
Rehberg, Richard A.; Schafer, Walter E. – 1967
Data from 785 male seniors from 6 urban Pennsylvania high schools are used to evaluate the relationship between post high school educational expectations and participation or non-participation in interscholastic athletic activities. A zero-order gamma of .28 indicates that educational expectations and athletic participation are positively…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Athletics, Educational Objectives, Expectation
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