Child age, parent and child gender, and domain differences in parents' attributions and responses to children's outcomes

Linda R. Cote, Sandra T. Azar

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Abstract

The influence of children's age, and parents' and children's gender on parents' attributions and emotional and behavioral responses to their children's successful and unsuccessful social and academic outcomes, was investigated. Seventy-six dual-parent families (mothers and fathers) of fifth (n = 28), eighth (n = 23), and eleventh grade (n = 25) children participated. The results of this study suggest that from fifth grade on, at least, the ways parents explain the causes of and respond to their children's social behavior and academic outcomes involves a complex interaction of children's age, children's gender, parents' gender, domain, and outcome. Results are discussed in terms of children's socialization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-50
Number of pages28
JournalSex Roles
Volume36
Issue number1-2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Gender Studies
  • Social Psychology
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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