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ERIC Number: ED420401
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 19
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Parent Involvement Gender Effects on Preadolescent Student Performance.
Williams, Deborah Bugg
This study investigated the effect of parent involvement on the academic achievement of middle school students and examined the role of parent and student gender in that relationship. The study also explored the effects of out-of-school activities on eighth-grade students' academic achievement. Data were derived from the National Educational Longitudinal Study of 1988 and analyzed using nine educational productivity factors to account for multiple influences on increased learning. The results suggest that a number of factors drawn from the educational productivity model significantly affected student achievement, including student gender, parental contact, parental expectations, out-of-school instruction, and parental satisfaction. Findings also indicated that fathers and mothers contribute significantly different factors to male and female students' academic performance, but that parental involvement--by fathers and mothers--is indeed important for student success. Contains 42 references. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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