Two achievement goals and three perceived parenting styles were identified in a sample of Hong Kong teacher education students. Significant correlations exist within the parenting styles and the achievement goals. Parental authoritativeness was significantly and positively related to learning goal and parental authoritarianism was significantly and negatively related to performance goal. Analysis of paternal and maternal influence showed there was no significant relation between paternal parenting styles and goal orientations but maternal authoritativeness was significantly related to learning goal. Further investigation with a larger sample, more male students and paternal influence would help confirm the paternal versus maternal influence on students ’ goal orientations. Copyright © 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Education.
|Title of host publication
|2004 Hawaii International Conference on Education: Conference Proceedings
|Place of Publication
|Hawaii International Conference on Education
|Published - 2004
CitationChan, K. W., & Chan, S. M. (2004). College students' goal orientations and their relationship to perceived parenting styles. In 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Education: Conference Proceedings (p. 835). Honolulu, HI: Hawaii International Conference on Education.
- Teacher Education
- Development of Disciplinary Knowledge (e.g. Sociology, Psychology)