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Tai, Dianne M.; Phillipson, Shane N.; Phillipson, Sivanes – Educational Psychology, 2018
Many Hong Kong-Chinese parents are active in their support for their children's music training. To better understand this support, the Parental Involvement in Music Training Questionnaire (PIMTQ) is designed to measure the variability in parental involvement in their children's music training. This study begins by exploring the factor structure of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Music Education, Questionnaires
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Phillipson, Sivanes; Phillipson, Shane N. – Educational Psychology, 2010
This study describes the validation and interpretation of the Parents' Attributions and Perception Questionnaire (PAPQ) using confirmatory factor analysis and Rasch modelling to report both the construct validity and category structure of the scales in the questionnaire. The PAPQ was developed to reflect the proposal that parents mediate the…
Descriptors: School Involvement, Academic Achievement, Construct Validity, Validity
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Phillipson, Sivanes – Educational Psychology, 2009
Vygotsky speculated that parents play an important role in the intellectual development of their children, and that this role includes the transfer of expectations related to their children's academic achievement. Consequently, different parents can produce different contexts of academic achievement for their children. The participants were 215…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Child Development, Parent Aspiration, Elementary School Students
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Phillipson, Sivanes; Phillipson, Shane N. – Educational Psychology, 2007
The aim of the present study was to test the hypotheses that parents' academic expectations, their perception of children's cognitive ability, and their degree of involvement at home and school would predict children's academic achievement, and that there would be important differences in this achievement as a consequence of differences in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Memory, Cultural Differences, Cognitive Ability
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Phillipson, Sivanes – Educational Psychology, 2006
The primary aim of the present study was to investigate whether variations exist in child and parent attributions in predicting child academic achievement within a culture and between cultures. Participants were 158 students and their parents from three different primary schools in Hong Kong, including one British international school consisting…
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Academic Achievement, Foreign Countries, Public Schools