The Influence of the Family on Adolescent Academic Achievement

dc.contributor.advisor Janet Melby
dc.contributor.advisor Jennifer Margrett Abbott, Krystyna
dc.contributor.department Human Development and Family Studies 2018-08-12T06:37:14.000 2020-06-30T02:41:24Z 2020-06-30T02:41:24Z Sun Jan 01 00:00:00 UTC 2012 2013-06-05 2012-01-01
dc.description.abstract <p>This study investigated the relationship between specific family factors and adolescent academic achievement. Secondary data was used from the Iowa Youth and Family Project data set, a longitudinal project which at inception in 1989 consisted of White families from rural counties of Iowa with married parents, one target 7th grader, and a sibling within four years of the target's age (Family Transitions Project, 2011). Data for this thesis are from 1991, 1992, and 1994. A logistic regression analysis was used to analyze the relationship between parental alcohol use, selected family characteristics, and adolescent academic achievement. Multiple regression analyses were used to further describe the relationship between achievement and the three predictor blocks. In this sample, parental alcohol use did not have a significant relationship with achievement, but income per capita, target sex, and father marital happiness did. Furthermore, these results may have been impacted by the manner in which the data were analyzed (i.e., using the entire spectrum of alcohol use instead of high alcohol use only) and by the manner in which achieving was defined (i.e., a grade point average above 3.00 as achieving, and a grade point average below 3.00 as non-achieving). Future research can focus on identifying resiliency factors within families where both high drinking and academic achievement are present.</p>
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dc.subject.disciplines Counseling Psychology
dc.subject.disciplines Mental and Social Health
dc.subject.keywords Achievement
dc.subject.keywords Adolescent
dc.subject.keywords Alcohol
dc.subject.keywords Family
dc.subject.keywords Income
dc.title The Influence of the Family on Adolescent Academic Achievement
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