Journal article

Australian Parenting and Adolescent Boys' and Girls' Academic Performance and Mastery: The Mediating Effect of Perceptions of Parenting and Sense of School Membership

Sivanes Phillipson, Laura McFarland

JOURNAL OF CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES | SPRINGER | Published : 2016

Abstract

This study contributes to the understanding of how parenting relates to adolescents’ academic outcomes. This study tested the hypothesis that parenting behaviours, including parental warmth, anger, consistency and self-efficacy, are related to adolescents’ academic performance and mastery, and that this relationship is mediated by adolescent boys’ and girls’ perceptions of parenting and their sense of school membership in different ways. Multi-group nested structural equation models were built using the data obtained from Wave 5 of the Longitudinal Study of Australian Children. Four measures of parenting behaviours, adolescents’ perception of parenting behaviour, adolescents’ sense of school..

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