PARENT-CHILD INTERACTIONAL PATTERNS OF HIGH AND LOW ACHIEVING IX GRADERSJournal: SCHOLARLY RESEARCH JOURNAL FOR INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES (Vol.3, No. 17)
Publication Date: 2015-05-04
Authors : Gagandeep Kaur;
Page : 2997-3006
Keywords : Parent-child interaction; achievement; high achievers; low achievers;
The present study was carried out to study parent-child interactional patterns of high and low achieving IX graders. The sample comprised of 100 students of class IX of the age ranging between 13-15 studying in private and government schools of Chandigarh. The independent variable in this study was parentchild interaction and dependent variable was achievement. A qualitative analysis of responses of parents on parent child interaction scale revealed that parents of both high and low achievers were willing to devote time to their children's academics. But, parents of high achievers provided more academic guidance than parents of low achievers. Direct instruction by parents was more popular among low achievers group than the high achievers group. Parents of low achievers were found a little higher on verbal facility with their children. However, verbal contact with the child was almost the same for both the groups. Parents of high achievers were found higher on providing emotional security to the children as compared to their counterparts. Parents of low achievers showed more inclinations in boosting educational aspirations of their children than parents of high achievers. Better intellectual climate at home was provided by parents of high achievers than the parents of low achievers.
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