Academic aspirations of primary school students in the context of parenting styles



Year of publication 2015
Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Recent advances on education and educational technologies
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Field Psychology
Keywords academic aspirations; adolescence; parental aspirations; parenting style
Description The study explored potential associations between academic aspirations of teenage primary school students, a school achievement, parental aspirations and parenting styles. our findings draw attention to the importance of evaluating and promoting the development of academic aspirations on the sensitive period of adolescence, as aspiration levels get reflected not only in students' desired levels of achievement motivation, but also their school achievement and school success in general. the study, conducted on 366 adolescents, yielded a number of interesting findings that can be referred to in both school and home educational contexts involving adolescent population.
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