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The Influence of Family Attributes on College Students' Academic Self-concept
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of family attributes on college students' academic self-concept. Family attributes include family communication, parental education, family structure, and parental involvement in activities such as arts and crafts, sports, and music. One hundred and fifty-five college students from a diverse private university completed the Academic Self-Concept Scale and a selfreported family attributes questionnaire. Results revealed that a family structure of two parents at home is associated with higher academic selfconcept than a single parent home. In addition, parents who praise their children and partake in family activities such as arts and crafts, tend to have children with higher academic self-concepts. The present study shows that parents continue to influence their child's development into the college years.