Researchers find parents' efforts crucial in education
| Nov 08, 2010
A new study by researchers at the University of Leicester and University of Leeds in the United Kingdom has concluded that parents' efforts towards their child's educational achievement is crucial -- playing a more significant role than that of the school or child. Researchers found that parents' effort is more important for a child's educational attainment than the school's effort, which in turn is more important than the child's own effort. The study found that the socio-economic background of a family not only affected the child's educational attainment -- it also affected the school's effort.
Researcher Professor De Fraja, who is Head of Economics at the University of Leicester, said: "The main channel through which parental socio-economic background affects achievement is via effort. "Parents from a more advantaged environment exert more effort, and this influences positively the educational attainment of their children. Read more in Science Daily online.