Predictors of mathematical attainment trajectories across the primary-to-secondary education transition: parental factors and the home environment

Evans, Danielle and Field, Andy P (2020) Predictors of mathematical attainment trajectories across the primary-to-secondary education transition: parental factors and the home environment. Royal Society Open Science, 7 (7). pp. 1-20. ISSN 2054-5703

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Abstract

A 'maths crisis' has been identified in the UK, with many adults and adolescents underachieving in maths and numeracy. This poor performance is likely to develop from deficits in maths already present in childhood. Potential predictors of maths attainment trajectories throughout childhood and adolescence relate to the home environment and aspects of parenting including parent-child relationships, parental mental health, school involvement, home teaching, parental education and gendered play at home. This study examined the aforementioned factors as predictors of children's maths attainment trajectories (age 7-16) across the challenging transition to secondary education. A secondary longitudinal analysis of the Avon Longitudinal Study of Parents and Children found support for parental education qualifications, a harmonious parent-child relationship and school involvement at age 11 as substantial predictors of maths attainment trajectories across the transition to secondary education. These findings highlight the importance of parental involvement for maths attainment throughout primary and secondary education.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
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Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2021 07:48
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2021 08:00
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/102497

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