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Title:Mothers’ perceptions of the climate of their children’s schools: Covariations with children’s academic adjustment in families of Mexican origin
Author(s):Lin, Lynda C.
Advisor(s):Pomerantz, Eva M.
Department / Program:Psychology
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Parent perceptions of school
Mexican-origin families
Academic adjustment
Abstract:Although Latinx parents’ perceptions of the climate of their children’s schools may play a role in their children’s academic adjustment, research examining this idea has been sparse. Every 2 years beginning when their children were in 5th grade until they were in 11th grade, Mexican-origin mothers (N = 674) reported on their perceptions of the climate of their children’s schools; information on children’s academic adjustment was collected from children and mothers. Multi-level modeling indicated that when mothers had more positive school climate perceptions, their children valued school more and performed better in school; mothers’ perceptions contributed to children’s educational expectations only in high school. Findings highlight the importance of schools in creating welcoming environments for Mexican-origin parents.
Issue Date:2019-07-08
Rights Information:Copyright 2019 Lynda Lin
Date Available in IDEALS:2019-11-26
Date Deposited:2019-08

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