Does Psychological Well-Being Mediate the Relationship Between Parental Expectations and Academic Achievement? Madison Marsden, Carisa Chaplin, Emma Grehan, & Jai-Leah Garcia a Research Methods Project supervised by Dr. Laura Wilson (Fall 2021) Chaplin-poster check out these “elevator” talks from each group member
This is a fascinating topic! I thoroughly enjoyed learning about your research. The data was easy to comprehend, and the poster was very organized. I agree that these variables impact the success and wellbeing of students, especially at the college level.
This was extremely well done!
Hi Researchers. This is an interesting topic. If I am reading your poster correctly, previous research shows that higher parental expectations are associated with higher achievement, but also higher levels of depression in adolescents. By predicting that mental health might mediate the relationship between expectations and achievement, are you saying that you think there really is not an important relationship between expectations and achievement and the important relationship is actually between mental health and achievement. So mental health is really a better predictor of achievement than parental expectations? I know your data didn’t turn out the way you wanted it to, but I just want to make sure I am understanding your prediction.
Whew – I love this topic! I am curious about your operational definition of academic success. In particular, I am curious about the inclusion of the Lack of Anxiety ASICS subscale. Can you tell me a little more about this subscale and how it related to academic achievement?
Additionally, I wonder if your results would have produced significant effects in a high school rather than a college sample. Given that undergraduate students are experiencing less direct parental influence than adolescents still living at home, phase of life might be playing a key role here!
Great job! This is a super interesting topic. I agree that a student’s mental health would be related to parental expectations and how they do in school. Do you think the level of school may provide different results? Maybe living in a household with your parents is harder than living alone in college? Thank you for sharing!
What a great topic! And I love the style of your research poster! What a crazy double standard that higher parental expectations are associated with higher achievement but higher levels of depression.
Hi guys! I think that your research topic is extremely interesting, and the different tests used to measure this are very interesting. I was surprised by the results, and I was thinking that a possible area for expansion is to include personality types because I think the degree of parental influence may change based on numerous variables. Overall though I really, enjoyed your data I think you guys did a really great job.