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Rautiainen, Riitta; Räty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Educational Studies, 2014
The mothers and fathers (n?=?43) of third- and sixth-grade children were asked to assess their child's academic potential in comparison with the child's earlier competence and with that of her/his peers. In the interpersonal domain, the mothers' and fathers' perceptions of their child's academic potential were related to each other, especially in…
Descriptors: Mothers, Fathers, Parent Attitudes, Academic Ability
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Goforth, Kate; Noltemeyer, Amity; Patton, Jon; Bush, Kevin R.; Bergen, Doris – Educational Studies, 2014
Educators are increasingly recognising the importance of improving students' mathematics achievement. Much of the current research focuses on the impact of instructional variables on mathematics achievement. The goal of this study was to examine the influence of less researched variables--family and student factors. Participants were 747…
Descriptors: Mathematics Achievement, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Students, Negative Attitudes
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Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2013
The study explored Finnish parents' intention in making school choices and the relationship of those intentions to demographic and attitudinal factors. It was found that the great majority of parents had not seriously considered choosing a school other than the neighbouring one. Parents living in urban areas, or those supporting a selective…
Descriptors: Intention, Foreign Countries, School Choice, Parent Attitudes
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Radu, Roxana – Educational Studies, 2013
Exploring a unique region concerning educational reforms in the past 20?years, the present study empirically investigates the attitudes towards parental involvement in school life in a comparative perspective of south-eastern European (SEE) countries for the 2008/2009 school year. Based on a multiple regression model for nine different countries,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Educational Change, Multiple Regression Analysis
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Raty, Hannu – Educational Studies, 2006
This paper examines the contribution of parents' education and children's gender on parental expectations of their children's future education and the role of parental perceptions of their child's competencies in the formation of their expectations. A group of university and vocationally educated parents (N = 418) were asked to estimate the…
Descriptors: Expectation, Probability, Vocational Education, Social Differences