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Title The role of parents in the ontogeny of achievement-related motivation and behavioral choices / edited by Sandra D. Simpkins, Jennifer A. Fredricks, and Jacquelynne S. Eccles ; with commentary by Aletha C. Huston.

Publication Info. Boston, Massachusetts : Wiley, [2015].


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Description vii, 169 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
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Series Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development, 0037-976X ; serial no. 317, vol. 80, no. 2
Monographs of the Society for Research in Child Development ; v. 80, no. 2.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 138-151) and index.
Contents Abstract -- Introduction -- Methods -- Missing data, descriptive statistics, and overview of the analyses -- Child factors and parent belief models -- Parent belief and behavior models -- Parent behavior and child belief models -- Youth belief and participation models -- Discussion -- Commentary on The role of parents in the ontogeny of achievement-related motivation and behavioral choices / Aletha C. Huston.
Summary This monograph offers a comprehensive test of an important theory of motivation in regard to parents and their children. Parents believe what they do matters. But, how does it matter? How do parents' beliefs about their children early on translate into the choices those children make as adolescents? The study suggests that parents' influence appears primarily for peripheral subjects (sports and music), but not for reading and math raises many issues for further research. The findings demonstrated that: (a) these relations were stronger in the leisure domains than in the academic domains, (b) these relations did not consistently vary based on youth gender, (c) parents were stronger predictors of their children's beliefs than vice versa, and (d) adolescents' beliefs were stronger predictors of their behaviors than the reverse. The findings presented in this monograph extend our understanding of the complexity of families, developmental processes that unfold over time, and the extent to which these processes are universal across domains and child gender.
Subject Parent and child.
Parental influences.
Achievement motivation in youth.
Expectation (Psychology)
Motivation (Psychology) in adolescence.
Youth -- Conduct of life.
Added Author Simpkins, Sandra Denise, editor.
Fredricks, Jennifer A., editor.
Eccles, Jacquelynne S., editor.
Huston, Aletha C., writer of added commentary.
ISBN 9781119135210 (paperback)
1119135214 (paperback)

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