Open Access Thesis
Education -- Parent participation -- Iowa; Home and school; Academic achievement -- Social aspects -- Iowa; Iowa;
The purpose of this study was to investigate beliefs, barriers, and current levels of parental involvement in the education of their child. There were three research questions: 1. Is there a relationship between differing parenting styles, social economic status, and family configurations and beliefs about parental involvement in the education of their child? 2. What prevents parents of differing parenting styles, social economic status, and family configurations from being involved in their child's education? 3. Is there a relationship between differing parenting styles, social economic status, and family configurations and current involvement in their child's education? Seventy-five parents of sixth grade students filled out and returned the questionnaire used in this study. Percentages were calculated for the different components of the questionnaire to answer the three research questions of this study. The results indicated parents of different parenting styles and social economic status held different beliefs about parental participation in the education of their child. Also, parents with differing parenting styles, social economic status, and family configurations were involved in different aspects of their child's schooling. The data showed that time constraints were the primary barrier limiting parents' involvement in their child's education. Based on the findings of the study, implications for school psychologists are drawn and suggestions for future research are offered.
Year of Submission
Specialist in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Radhi H. Al-Mabuk
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©2002 Jennifer L. Meyer
Meyer, Jennifer L., "Impact of family involvement on student academic achievement" (2002). Dissertations and Theses @ UNI. 1141.