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Parents, Students, and School Transitions

Principal Investigator:
Laura Lein, Ph.D.
Toni Falbo, UT College of Education

Duration: 97 - 99

This project explores the relationship between parenting strategies and children's achievement across diverse ethnic and economic groups. The specific objective of the proposed study is to discover the range of strategies parents of different ethnicities and socio-economic status use to guide their children as they make the transition from middle to high school, and the ways in which these strategies are related to parental use of resources. The project brings together findings from prior work by the co-principal investigators.

The methodology for this pilot study includes the collection of ethnographic information from a small sample of households. Material from intensive interviews with parents and children will provide the materials necessary to create a richly descriptive table and categorization of the strategies employed by a range of parents.

Sponsor:
Hogg Foundation for Mental Health