Peers, parents, and attitudes about school

Norris, Jonathan (2020) Peers, parents, and attitudes about school. Journal of Human Capital, 14 (2). pp. 290-342. ISSN 1932-8575

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    Abstract

    Educational attitudes are linked to long-term educational success through motivating effort and greater attention to the future. This study focuses on the role of friends and of parents in the school-grade cohort in shaping adolescent attitude development. First, I explore the effect of friends’ attitudes on an adolescent’s attitudes. Second, I ask whether parental investments and educational expectations in the adolescent’s school cohort can moderate the influence of friends on attitudes. I find that adolescents’ attitudes about school respond to friends’ attitudes and that parental educational expectations within a cohort can moderate the influence of friends on attitudes.

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    Norris, Jonathan ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9603-8481;