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Parents' expectations and students' achievement in two western nations

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Neuenschwander, M.P., M. Vida, J.L. Garrett, and Jacquelynne S. Eccles. 2007. "Parents' expectations and students' achievement in two western nations." International Journal of Behavioral Development, 31(6): 594-602.

The present study compares the relations of family SES and parents' educational expectations during early adolescence with students' self-concept of ability and academic achievement in mathematics and language in two western countries, Switzerland and USA Participants were drawn from two US longitudinal samples, The Michigan Study of Adolescent Life Transitions (1983) and the Childhood and Beyond study (1990) and a representative sample of Swiss sixth graders (2002). Results from a series of structural equation models indicate a high predictability and stability across nations indicating the broad usefulness of the model for understanding the role of parents' expectations on student's self-concepts and achievement.

DOI:10.1177/0165025407080589 (Full Text)

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