Date of Award
Master of Science in Psychology
Examines the interrelationships among parenting styles, children's perceived competence, and children's academic motivation. A correlational-regressional approach was used to test the hypothesis that perceived parent responsiveness and expectations would be positively correlated with children's perceived competence, motivation, and academic achievement. The sample consisted of 50 fourth, fifth and sixth grade students from an ethnically diverse Southern California private school. The correlations among perceptions of competence, preference for challenge (i.e., motivational orientation), and achievement were supported. However, the correlations among the parenting behavior were only partially supported.
Garcia, Ana Veronica, "An examination of the direct versus indirect effects of parenting behavior on academic achievement: The potential role of perceived competence and motivational orientation" (2006). Theses Digitization Project. 2981.