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Relatedness Between Children and Parents: Implications for Motivation

Eva M. Pomerantz, Cecilia Sin-Sze Cheung and Lili Qin

in The Oxford Handbook of Human Motivation

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780195399820
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195399820.013.0019

Series: Oxford Library of Psychology

 Relatedness Between Children and Parents: Implications for Motivation

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A significant goal in many countries around the world is promoting children's motivation so that ultimately they achieve at their full potential. There is much evidence supporting the idea that parents play a significant role in either facilitating or undermining children's motivation. The focus of this chapter is on how relatedness between children and their parents shapes the development of children's motivation as well as achievement. Three sets of ideas about how relatedness between children and their parents contributes to children's motivation are reviewed. An integration of the three is provided to highlight key themes as well as suggest key directions for future research.

Keywords: achievement; attachment; motivation; parent–child relations; parenting

Article.  11883 words. 

Subjects: Psychology ; Social Psychology

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