How Do Different Parental Beliefs and Parenting Behaviors Affect Students' College Academic Performance

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2012-04-16

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I examine the differences between Asian Americans and Caucasian Americans with respect to parental beliefs, parenting behaviors, and college academic achievement. The results suggest that 1) there is a strong causal effect of study time on college performance, 2) parental strictness and emphasis on education distinguish Asian American students from Caucasian American students in their choice of a major, study effort, and self-motivation, all of which determine college GPA, and 3) an expanded list of parental control measures and self-motivation measures should be introduced in future research to effectively explain the ethnicity effect on study effort and college academic outcomes.

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Lin, Isabella Zifan (2012). How Do Different Parental Beliefs and Parenting Behaviors Affect Students' College Academic Performance. Honors thesis, Duke University. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10161/5136.


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