This book discusses the relationships between parental aspirations for their children and children's later aspirations and high school completion. Results indicate that parents' educational aspirations for their children were not related to their children's levels of educational aspirations, but were affected by academic evaluations of their children. Results also indicate that parents' evaluation of students' confidence and aspirations is a predictor of high school completion among students. Issues of hyperactivity and learning problems among students are also addressed in this document.
MDS-246 / January 1993