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ALTERIDAD.Revista de Educación

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PALACIOS, María Dolores; TORIO-LOPEZ, Susana  and  MURGA-MENOYO, María Ángeles. Positive parenting and self-regulation of learning in adolescents. Alteridad [online]. 2022, vol.17, n.2, pp.291-303. ISSN 1390-8642.

The Self-Determination Theory study the motivation for student learning in relation to parenting, facilitating the factor of autonomy for self-regulated learning. In this conceptual framework, the objective of this work is to analyze the influence of parental achievement goals, support for autonomy and parental control on self-regulation of learning in adolescents in the city of Cuenca (Ecuador). A quantitative, descriptive and correlational cross-sectional focus is assumed. 1056 adolescents (47 % female and 53 % male) from 18 educational institutions, aged 14-19 years, and 1692 parents (56 % mothers and 44 % fathers) participated. The scales of: Self-regulation of Learning (Chávez y Merino, 2016), Achievement-Oriented Goals (Inda-Caro et al., 2020) and Autonomy Support Scale (Mageau et al., 2015) were applied. The data reveal a positive relationship between support for autonomy provided by parents and the autonomous regulation of adolescent learning. Consequently, it is confirmed that positive parenting is a promoter of this type of learning, of an active and self-directed nature, which could be associated with satisfactory academic results. From this derives the need for close family-school collaboration so that parents strengthen the type of parental behavior that facilitates the involvement of the student as protagonist of their learning process.

Keywords : Positive parenting; self-regulated learning; active learning; parental achievement goals; motivation; parental control.

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