Parenting and school climate predictors of Australian Aboriginal students’ optimism, coping, self- efficacy and academic achievement

Boon, Helen Joanna (2019) Parenting and school climate predictors of Australian Aboriginal students’ optimism, coping, self- efficacy and academic achievement. In: AERA Online Paper Repository. From: AERA 2019: Leveraging Education Research in a Post-Truth Era, 5-9 April 2019, Toronto, Canada.

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Objectives: Aboriginal Australians have the lowest school success rates of all Australian students (Purdie, & Buckley, 2010). Reasons proposed for this are a combination of home, school and individual factors. While families and students stress school-related factors as the main cause, teachers tend to point to parental attitudes and home environments as more influential (Gray & Partington 2003; Malcolm et al. 2003). Therefore, and with a focus on Bronfenbrenner’s bio ecological systems theory, this research used mixed methods to examine 103 urban Aboriginal grade 8, 9 and 10 students’ views of their parenting and school environments along with individual level characteristics to construct a model of predictors of scholastic achievement. The Aboriginal participants were identified from over 1000 Australian students involved in the overall study. The rationale of the research was based on the premise that unlike socioeconomic status variables, school environment and parenting behaviour predictors are amenable to intervention and modification through culturally responsive pedagogy (Lewthwaite et al 2015) and family support (Turner, Richards, & Sanders, 2007).

Item ID: 58834
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
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Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2019 02:06
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130301 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 70%
17 PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES > 1701 Psychology > 170103 Educational Psychology @ 30%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939901 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education @ 70%
93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9301 Learner and Learning > 930101 Learner and Learning Achievement @ 30%
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