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The How, Whom, and Why of Parents’ Involvement in Children’s Academic Lives: More Is Not Always Better
A key goal of much educational policy is to help parents become involved in children’s academic lives. The focus of such efforts, as well as much of the extant research, has generally been onExpand
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The role of parents' control in early adolescents' psychological functioning: a longitudinal investigation in the United States and China.
This research compared the effects over time of parents' control and autonomy support on children's functioning in the United States and China. American and Chinese (N = 806) seventh graders (meanExpand
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Attitude strength and resistance processes.
This study examined whether multiple indicators of attitude strength form general dimensions that foster differential pathways to resistance. Ego involvement, certainty, personal importance,Expand
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Why Does Parents' Involvement Enhance Children's Achievement? The Role of Parent-Oriented Motivation.
This research examined the idea that children's parent-oriented motivation underlies the benefits of parents' involvement on children's engagement and ultimately achievement in school. Beginning inExpand
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Issues and Challenges in Studying Parental Control: Toward a New Conceptualization
Abstract— Although investigators have long considered parents’ exertion of control over children as a central part of the socialization process, the study of control has been marked by conceptual andExpand
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Sex differences in math performance: The role of children's approach to schoolwork.
This research examined whether the tendency for girls to outperform boys in the classroom is due to differences in how girls and boys approach schoolwork. In 5th grade and then again in 7th grade,Expand
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Making the Grade but Feeling Distressed: Gender Differences in Academic Performance and Internal Distress
There is disagreement over whether girls or boys are at risk in the context of school. Girls outperform boys in school, particularly in stereotypically feminine subjects. However, girls are also moreExpand
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Maternal intrusive support in the academic context: transactional socialization processes.
Although transactional models of socialization have received support, there has been little investigation of the processes involved. The goal of this research was to move in this direction in theExpand
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The implications of having high-achieving versus low-achieving friends: A longitudinal analysis
The present research examines the achievement-related implications of establishing friendships with high-achieving versus low-achieving classmates. Fifth- , sixth- , and seventh-grade studentsExpand
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Parents' involvement in children's learning in the United States and China: implications for children's academic and emotional adjustment.
This research examined parents' involvement in children's learning in the United States and China. Beginning in seventh grade, 825 American and Chinese children (mean age=12.74 years) reported onExpand
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