Open Access Graduate Research Paper
Education--Parent participation; Academic achievement--Social aspects; Home and school;
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
Master of Arts in Education
Department of Educational Psychology and Foundations
Radhi H. Al-Mabuk
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©2001 Jennifer L. Meyer
Meyer, Jennifer L., "Impact of family process and status variables on student academic achievement" (2001). Graduate Research Papers. 1179.