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Baskaeva O.V. Parents’ beliefs as a family environment factor

Full text in Russian: Баскаева О.В. Представления родителей как фактор семейной среды
Lomonosov Moscow State University, Moscow, Russia

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Recent research on parents’ beliefs (expectations) about psychological characteristics and future of their children are analyzed. The main features of beliefs, defined in the theory-based studies, are presented. The role of parents’ beliefs in self-fulfilling prophecies, intelligence self-esteem, family systems, causal attribution and achievement motivation (according to expectancy-value model) is reviewed. The main methods of parents’ beliefs evaluation are described.

Keywords: parent-child relationships, parents’ beliefs about their children, perception of the expectations; self-fulfilling prophecies; intelligence self-esteem, achievement motivation



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Received 4 November 2011 2011. Date of publication: 20 August 2012.

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Baskaeva Oksana V. M.Sci., Psychological Institute, Russian Academy of Education, ul. Mokhovaya, 9, str. 4, 125009 Moscow, Russia.
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Baskaeva O.V. Parents’ beliefs as a family environment factor. Psikhologicheskie Issledovaniya, 2012, Vol. 5, No. 24, p. 9. (in Russian, abstr. in English).

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