Faculty Articles

Title

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

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2017

Keywords

academic achievement, parental influences, gender differences

Publication Title

World Scientific News

ISSN

2392-2192

Volume

67

Issue/No.

2

Abstract

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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