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The Relationship of Parent Involvement on Student Achievement

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2006
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This study investigated the relationship of the use of parent involvement strategies and school performance and how contextual factors affected this relationship. The study employed a non-experimental quantitative design with the school as the unit to frame its data collection and analysis. The Parent Involvement Inventory ( PII) was field-tested with the Broward County Schools to check reliability and validity. Results revealed a .72 Cronbach alpha score for the instrument. The variables studied were (a) parental involvement strategies, (b) school performance, and (c) contextual factors. Six parent involvement categories were investigated and divided into sub-categories to answer the research questions. Seventy-eight K-12 schools in Palm Beach County, Florida formed the sample for the study with a response rate of 71 percent. Data were first collected on the parental involvement strategies used by the schools then related to school performance. The major data collection instrument- Parent Involve Inventory (Pll) was designed to correspond with the following purposes of the study: (a) To determine the difference in type and frequency of parent involvement strategies and (b) to develop a model based on these actions that can be used by principals to increase their school's parent involvement. The data collected was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 11.0 through descriptive statistics, multiple regression, and correlations to determine if significant relationships existed. The analyses identified the parent involvement strategies that improve student achievement: (a) Communicating, (b) learning at home, (c) regular homework, (d) participation in PTA, and (e) information about community arts and school performance. In addition, the analyses identified contextual factors that increased the relationship of parent involvement and school performance, such as (a) students with disabilities; (b) multiple parent involvement staff moderated learning at home strategies; and (c) school level moderated parenting and decision making strategies. Conclusions, implications for practice, and future research are discussed.
Title: The Relationship of Parent Involvement on Student Achievement.
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Name(s): Jerome, Bonnie Peyton
Pisapia, John, Thesis advisor
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Date Created: 2006
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 223 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study investigated the relationship of the use of parent involvement strategies and school performance and how contextual factors affected this relationship. The study employed a non-experimental quantitative design with the school as the unit to frame its data collection and analysis. The Parent Involvement Inventory ( PII) was field-tested with the Broward County Schools to check reliability and validity. Results revealed a .72 Cronbach alpha score for the instrument. The variables studied were (a) parental involvement strategies, (b) school performance, and (c) contextual factors. Six parent involvement categories were investigated and divided into sub-categories to answer the research questions. Seventy-eight K-12 schools in Palm Beach County, Florida formed the sample for the study with a response rate of 71 percent. Data were first collected on the parental involvement strategies used by the schools then related to school performance. The major data collection instrument- Parent Involve Inventory (Pll) was designed to correspond with the following purposes of the study: (a) To determine the difference in type and frequency of parent involvement strategies and (b) to develop a model based on these actions that can be used by principals to increase their school's parent involvement. The data collected was analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS) version 11.0 through descriptive statistics, multiple regression, and correlations to determine if significant relationships existed. The analyses identified the parent involvement strategies that improve student achievement: (a) Communicating, (b) learning at home, (c) regular homework, (d) participation in PTA, and (e) information about community arts and school performance. In addition, the analyses identified contextual factors that increased the relationship of parent involvement and school performance, such as (a) students with disabilities; (b) multiple parent involvement staff moderated learning at home strategies; and (c) school level moderated parenting and decision making strategies. Conclusions, implications for practice, and future research are discussed.
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Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): College of Education
Dissertation (Ph.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2006.
Subject(s): Parent and child--Education--United States
Parental influences--United States
Academic achievement
Education--Parent participation
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