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ERIC Number: EJ751077
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Nov
Pages: 13
Abstractor: Author
ISSN: ISSN-0034-5237
Perceived Parenting Styles and Goal Orientations: A Study of Teacher Education Students in Hong Kong
Chan, Kwok-wai; Chan, Siu-mui
Research in Education, v74 p9-21 Nov 2005
Two achievement goals and three perceived parenting styles were identified in a sample of Hong Kong teacher education students. Significant correlations exist within the perceived parenting styles and the achievement goals. Parental authoritativeness was significantly and positively related to learning goal, and parental authoritarianism was significantly and positively related to performance goal. In terms of gender, it was found that the positive relationship between authoritarian parenting style and performance orientation was significant in male but not in female students. On the contrary, the positive relationship between authoritative parenting and learning goal was significant only in female but not in male students. Analysis of the paternal and maternal influence showed there was no significant relation between paternal parenting styles and goal orientations but maternal authoritativeness was significantly related to learning goal. Further investigation with a larger sample, more male students and paternal influence would help confirm the paternal versus maternal influence on students' goal orientations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
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