Parent academic involvement as related to school behavior, achievement, and aspirations: demographic variations across adolescence.

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Journal Article

A longitudinal model of parent academic involvement, behavioral problems, achievement, and aspirations was examined for 463 adolescents, followed from 7th (approximately 12 years old) through 11th (approximately 16 years old) grades. Parent academic involvement in 7th grade was negatively related to 8th-grade behavioral problems and positively related to 11th-grade aspirations. There were variations across parental education levels and ethnicity: Among the higher parental education group, parent academic involvement was related to fewer behavioral problems, which were related to achievement and then aspirations. For the lower parental education group, parent academic involvement was related to aspirations but not to behavior or achievement. Parent academic involvement was positively related to achievement for African Americans but not for European Americans. Parent academic involvement may be interpreted differently and serve different purposes across sociodemographic backgrounds.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Hill, NE; Castellino, DR; Lansford, JE; Nowlin, P; Dodge, KA; Bates, JE; Pettit, GS

Published Date

  • September 2004

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 75 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 1491 - 1509

PubMed ID

  • 15369527

Pubmed Central ID

  • 15369527

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1467-8624

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0009-3920

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2004.00753.x

Language

  • eng