Faculty Articles

Title

The Family-School Connection: Parental Influences in Academic Achievement and the Underlying Gender Differences

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Publication Title

World Scientific News

Volume

67

Issue/Number

2

First Page

173

ISSN

2392-2192

Last Page

188

Abstract/Excerpt

Research from multiple traditions demonstrates the impact of children’s social environments on their academic motivation, learning, and achievement. The present literature review attempts to better understand the family-school relationship, with a particular emphasis on parental influences on the child’s academic achievement and later career development. This paper focuses on the proximal (parent-child interactions) and distal (familial social/cultural context) dimension. Additionally, an attempt is made to understand the gender differences that are seen in children in their academic preferences and later career choices.

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