Date of Graduation
Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design
Human Nutrition and Foods
The present study examined parental influences on educational and career goals of high school students. Data on educational and career goals from the Perceived Life Chances Interview were derived from 124 rural adolescents. One hundred of their mothers and 36 of their fathers completed the Inventory of Parental Influence which consists of five subscales of Parental Involvement/Help, Psychological Support, Parental Pressure, Pressure for Intellectual Development, and Time Management/Monitoring. Responses from the Perceived Life Chances Interview were qualitatively analyzed in order to derive categories that reflected the varying responses from participants. These categories served as dependent variables in a series of discriminant function and regression analyses that included the five subscales of the Inventory of Parental Influence, race, and gender as the predictor variables. It was evident from present and prior research that parental influences were found to be associated with adolescent achievement and career goals.
York, Richard K., "Parental influences on high school student achievement and goals" (2000). Graduate Theses, Dissertations, and Problem Reports. 1117.