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Räty, Hannu; Kasanen, Kati – Educational Studies, 2016
This study explored parents' (N = 351) educational optimism in terms of their trust in the possibilities of school to develop children's intelligence. It was found that educational optimism could be depicted as a bipolar factor with optimism and pessimism on the opposing ends of the same dimension. Optimistic parents indicated more satisfaction…
Descriptors: Pilot Projects, Parent Attitudes, Positive Attitudes, Negative Attitudes
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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