The effect of parents’ attitudes on student achievement in science

January 1st, 2014 | RESEARCH

Data from 15 countries suggest that positive parental attitudes toward science are associated with higher student achievement in science. The findings also indicate that socioeconomic status has no effect on the relationship between parental attitudes and student achievement: Poorer students benefit just as much from positive parental attitudes as richer students.


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Heather King, Author, King's College, London

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Access and Inclusion: Low Socioeconomic Status
Audience: Educators | Teachers | Elementary School Children (6-10) | Middle School Children (11-13) | Museum | ISE Professionals | Parents | Caregivers | Youth | Teen (up to 17)
Discipline: Education and learning science | General STEM
Resource Type: Research Brief | Research Products
Environment Type: Informal | Formal Connections | K-12 Programs