From assets to school outcomes: how finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions.

Abstract

People do not always take action to attain their desired possible selves--after all, whether consciously or nonconsciously, taking current action makes sense if there is an open path toward attaining the desired self, but not if paths are closed. Following this logic, children from families with fewer assets may lower their expectations for school success… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9280.2009.02309.x

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@article{Destin2009FromAT, title={From assets to school outcomes: how finances shape children's perceived possibilities and intentions.}, author={Mesmin Destin and Daphna Oyserman}, journal={Psychological science}, year={2009}, volume={20 4}, pages={414-8} }