ERIC Number: ED321191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Academic Achievement of High School Students.
Sealover, Irvina E.
This study investigated parents' perception of their involvement in the academic achievement of a select group of 56 high school graduates from the Klein School District in Spring, Texas. A 13-item multiple-choice questionnaire was distributed to the parents consisting of two parts: the first assessing background information of the respondents and their children, and the second related to parents' perceptions of the help they have given to their children in academic tasks. Data, analyzed using the Pearson Correlation Coefficient, indicated that there was no significant correlation between parental involvement and students' academic success, that most parents expected their child to perform at an above average range, and that formal schooling of parents was not a prerequisite to assisting students with assignments. Tables are provided and discussed, showing: (1) Pearson's product moment correlation on the background information; (2) sex of family members completing questionnaire; (3) sex of 1989 high school graduates; (4) educational level of respondents; (5) individual(s) with whom child lived; (6) marital status of respondents; (7) combined annual salary of respondents; (8) level of employment of respondents; (9) expectations of child's academic performance; and (10) level of difficulty in helping child. Four recommendations are presented based on findings, and the questionnaire is appended, along with a bibliography of 20 items. (TE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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