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A description of parental involvement and its effect on students' achievement


2008 2008

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Abstract (summary)

This research was an attempt to understand why parental involvement was decreasing and to investigate students' assessment scores from one grade level to the next. Quantitative and qualitative questionnaire surveys were created and analyzed to obtain data for the study. Two sixth grade classes and their parents were chosen to participate in the study. Three research questions were formulated. The first research question asked about why parental involvement decreased as students' progress through their grades. The second research question asked about approaches that can influence parental involvement as students' moves from elementary, middle and through high school. The third research question asked about parental influence and students' achievement from one grade level to the next. Students' statewide assessments were analyzed to identify changes that may have occurred from one grade to the next. Findings were: parents' perception of their involvement differed from parents to parents and this resulted in the relationship established with their children.

Students' assessment scores were analyzed to see if changes occurred as they also moved through the grades. Although students' test scores showed a decrease as they proceed from one grade to next, the researcher explained that the decrease in students' assessment score were not related to the relationship established with their parents.

Indexing (details)


Subject
Behavioral psychology;
Educational psychology;
Individual & family studies
Classification
0384: Behavioral psychology
0525: Educational psychology
0628: Individual & family studies
Identifier / keyword
Social sciences; Education; Psychology; Achievement; Parent involvement; Parental influence; Parental participation; Parental perceptions; Student achievement; Student attainment
Title
A description of parental involvement and its effect on students' achievement
Author
Jeffrey, Maria
Number of pages
92
Publication year
2008
Degree date
2008
School code
1443
Source
DAI-A 70/02, Dissertation Abstracts International
Place of publication
Ann Arbor
Country of publication
United States
ISBN
9781109035612
Advisor
Pellegrini, Anthony
University/institution
Northcentral University
University location
United States -- Arizona
Degree
Ed.D.
Source type
Dissertations & Theses
Language
English
Document type
Dissertation/Thesis
Dissertation/thesis number
3348193
ProQuest document ID
304818155
Copyright
Database copyright ProQuest LLC; ProQuest does not claim copyright in the individual underlying works.
Document URL
http://search.proquest.com/docview/304818155
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