Abstract

Previous research has provided evidence of the importance of parental role construction, stress, and social support in the involvement decisions and general parenting experiences of individuals. This study investigated the role of each of these factors regarding the standardized testing of 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders. Parental role construction was tested using a one-way ANOVA of a parental role construction scale by Reed, Jones, Walker, and Hoover-Dempsey (2000), while parental stress was measured using one-way ANOVA of a variation of the Cognitive Test Anxiety Scale from Cassady and Johnson (2001). Finally, parental support was measured using self-reported open-response questions regarding social support. Although the results of this study did not prove significant, they contribute to a larger collection of research on topics relevant to this study.

Advisor

Thelamour, Barbara

Department

Psychology

Disciplines

School Psychology

Publication Date

2016

Degree Granted

Bachelor of Arts

Document Type

Senior Independent Study Thesis

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