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J Genet Psychol. 2014 Jan-Apr;175(1-2):51-7.

Linking immigrant parents' educational expectations and aspirations to their children's school performance.

Abstract

The authors examined the relationships of parental expectations and aspirations for their children's educational attainment to children's academic performance in school among 783 immigrant-origin children aged 5-18 years in Canada. The results of hierarchical regression analyses, after accounting for student and family background characteristics, indicated that immigrant parents' expectations and aspirations for their children's educational attainment were positively linked to immigrant-origin children's academic performance in school. Implications of these findings are briefly discussed.

PMID:
24796154
DOI:
10.1080/00221325.2013.799061
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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