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The impact of parental emotional availability on the academic achievement of high school students


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between students? perceptions of parental emotional availability and academic achievement, specifically high school graduation status and grade point average (GPA). Differences in parental roles, gender and race of participants were also discussed. Participants included 75 females (33) and males (42) from one public charter high school in the Southeastern United States. They were all 18 years of age or older and of senior standing. Students had also taken the state high school graduation exam at least one time. Participants were asked to complete one instrument assessing their perceptions of parental emotional availability (LEAP). Additional demographic information was collected through self-report. Regression and correlational analyses were used to analyze the data.

The current study found positive relationships between the variables of emotional availability and academic achievement; however, none of these relationships were determined statistically significant. Student gender and race were not found to be significant in moderating the relationship between perceptions of emotional availability and academic achievement. The current study revealed two noteworthy findings. Other forms of social involvement and support (i.e. extracurricular activities) were significantly related to academic achievement. In addition, participants' perceptions of paternal emotional availability were more strongly correlated with academic achievement than that of maternal emotional availability.

Indexing (details)


Subject
School counseling;
Developmental psychology;
Parents & parenting;
Emotions;
Academic achievement;
Secondary school students
Classification
0519: School counseling
0620: Developmental psychology
Identifier / keyword
Education; Psychology; Academic achievement; Attachment; Emotional availability; High school; Parent involvement; Parental involvement; Parenting
Title
The impact of parental emotional availability on the academic achievement of high school students
Author
Johnson, Elise Presley
Number of pages
102
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
0012
Source
DAI-A 70/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109043709
Advisor
Carney, Jamie
University/institution
Auburn University
University location
United States -- Alabama
Degree
Ph.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3348275
ProQuest document ID
304179347
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304179347
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