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ERIC Number: ED353065
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Apr
Pages: 57
Abstractor: N/A
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Parent Involvement: Relationships of Expectations, Goals, and Activities to Student Achievement among Minority, Socioeconomic, and Gender Groups.
Phillips, LeRae
In a study of the influence of parents' expectations and short-term goals on their choice of activities and their children's achievement, a total of 180 parents of students in grades two through six were surveyed. The sample population of students was 13 percent Asian-American, 12 percent African-American, 19 percent Latino, 51 percent Anglo, with 36 percent bussed from inner-city areas. Data were collected from parent surveys and Metropolitan Achievement Test (MAT 6) reading and math pre- and posttest scores. Findings showed that substantial differences in achievement were related to parental expectations, goals, activities, and school involvement. Parent-controlled activities were negatively related to achievement and achievement gains, and parent conference attendance was significantly related to achievement. Parent goals emerged as strong predictors of achievement gains, especially in the analysis of female, minority, and lower income students' data. A sample parent survey is appended. (MM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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