Guess What Helps Teens Want to Learn More?

by ParentCo. April 05, 2016

Teenagers who spend quality time with their parents are more likely to want to further their studies, according to research from the University of Warwick. Researchers found that adolescents who take part in cultural activities with their mother and father were more likely to aspire to continue their studies post-16 than those who didn’t. This is compared to even those who attended homework clubs or participated in extra-curricular activities. Dr Dimitra Hartas, associate professor in the Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick led the research. She said: “Filial dynamics such as emotional closeness to parents and cultural capital were better predictors than more school-driven parent-child interactions.”
Source: University of Warwick UK


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