Perceived parental monitoring and school motivation during adolescence: a bidirectional model

Cimon-Paquet, Catherine; Gaudet, Olivier; Verner-Filion, Jérémie et Véronneau, Marie-Hélène (2022). « Perceived parental monitoring and school motivation during adolescence: a bidirectional model ». European Journal of Psychology of Education.

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School motivation is key to promoting optimal educational pathways. Some studies sug- gest that parental monitoring behaviors foster school motivation among adolescents; how- ever, they did not examine the potential role of adolescents’ motivation in shaping parental monitoring behaviors. This longitudinal study aimed to examine the bidirectional associa- tions between three types of school motivation (autonomous, controlled, and amotivation) and two types of perceived parental monitoring behaviors (solicitation and control). The sample consisted of 328 adolescents (212 girls, 116 boys; M = 15.78 years), assessed at the end of their third or fourth year of secondary school, and again, 1 year later. Path analyses revealed that over a 1-year period, bidirectional associations were found between autono- mous motivation and perceived parental solicitation. Moreover, parental solicitation as per- ceived by the adolescents was associated with a decrease in amotivation during the follow- ing year. Findings provide support for the dynamic nature of the parent–child relationships and highlight the need to consider child-to-parent effects to promote positive school-related outcomes.

Type: Article de revue scientifique
Mots-clés ou Sujets: Parental monitoring · School motivation · Parent–child relationships · Bidirectional model · Adolescence
Unité d'appartenance: Faculté des sciences humaines > Département de psychologie
Déposé par: Marie-Hélène Véronneau-McArdle
Date de dépôt: 29 sept. 2022 18:11
Dernière modification: 29 sept. 2022 18:11
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