Academic Socialization: Understanding Parental Influences on Children's School-Related Development in the Early Years

  title={Academic Socialization: Understanding Parental Influences on Children's School-Related Development in the Early Years},
  author={Lorraine C. Taylor and Jennifer D. Clayton and Stephanie J Rowley},
  journal={Review of General Psychology},
  pages={163 - 178}
This review summarizes the research literature on the academic socialization of children within the family context. A conceptual model is introduced that describes the process of academic socialization, including parental experiences in school, parental school-related cognitions, and specific parenting behaviors. Parental attitudes and practices provide the foundation for children's development of schemas about school performance and thus are critical determinants of children's early school… 
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