ERIC Number: EJ367155
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1987
Patterns of Middle-Class Parenting and Adolescent Underachievement.
Metcalf, Kaaren; Gaier, Eugene L.
Adolescence, v22 n88 p919-28 Win 1987
Examined 11th and 12th graders from upward striving, overprotective, indifferent, and conflicted homes concerning their attitudes toward their parents and academic achievement. Found upward-striving patterns of parenting significantly associated with underachievement. Pressuring these adolescents aroused reactions of anger, resentment, and rebellion. Discusses adolescents' awareness of the dynamics of parental aspiration and self-performance. (Author/KS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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