Date of Award
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.
Marrese, Cheryl, "A Comparison of Parental and Self-Expectations for Intermediate Grade Students" (1990). Education and Human Development Master's Theses. 814.