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Getting into the university track: Parents’ implicit theories about ability predict which type of secondary school their children are tracked into

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Matthes, Benjamin ; Stoeger, Heidrun
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Date of publication of this fulltext: 22 Feb 2023 14:35

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The few studies about whether parents’ implicit theories about ability (ITs) predict their children’s academic success and relevant parental behavior have produced mixed results. In response, research suggested that parents’ ITs might be more important in contexts that make children’s intellectual potential salient. Therefore, we investigated the role of parents’ ITs in such a situation: After ...


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