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Keywords

Education--Parent participation; Academic achievement--Social aspects; Home and school;

Abstract

Numerous studies have underscored the strong contributions families make to their children's academic achievement (e.g., Christenson & Buerkle, 1999; Conoley, 1987; Henderson & Berla, 1994). The purpose of the study was to examine the influence of parental involvement and the relationship between family-process and status variables and their impact on student academic achievement. Results indicated when parents and schools establish collaborations and work in conjunction to encourage learning, student academic achievement is enhanced. Furthermore, non-cognitive behavior such as attitudes about school, maturation, self-concept, and behavior are enhanced when parents/families are more involved. Other benefits of close family and school collaboration include increased student attendance, improved discipline practices, and lower dropout, delinquency, and teen pregnancy rates.

Year of Submission

2001

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education

Department

Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations

First Advisor

Radhi H. Al-Mabuk

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Date Original

2001

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1 PDF file (iv, 46 pages)

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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