Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science in Education (MSEd)


Education and Human Development


This study was conducted in order to investigate and to compare the parental expectations held for

Intermediate (grades 4-6) children with those expectations that these same children hold for themselves. The subjects consisted of twenty-seven students and their parents. These participants were asked to complete a fourteen question survey. The survey given to the parents asked them about the expectations that they held for their children under a variety of circumstances. The student survey asked the children about their own expectations concerning the same circumstances. The surveys were then examined and the number of parent-child agreements for each question was tallied and then converted into percentages. The percentage of agreements varied greatly among the questions.