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ERIC Number: ED548953
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 134
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-2677-3857-8
Parental Involvement and Its Impact on the Child's Academic Achievement in a Small Urban Middle School
Elum, Linda Lee
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, University of Phoenix
The purpose of this quantitative correlational explanatory research study was to identify the relationship between lower-achieving children's standardized test scores and the low level of parental involvement in their children's education and to determine whether these variables are associated in students attending a small urban middle school located in Midwestern Michigan of the United States. The study consisted of 54 parents who completed the Parent Choice for Involvement Activities scale. The Pearson product-moment correlation coefficient was used to analysis data, which indicated that this study's results did not find any significant correlation between parental involvement in school and at home with child's standardized test scores. Hypotheses 1 correlation analyses test revealed no significant correlation in reading and math test scores between parent participation in school or at home. Hypotheses 2 correlation analyses test for education revealed that there is no significant correlation between parent education and parent involvement in the child and school and math and reading test scores. Finally, hypotheses 3 analyses showed that there is no correlation between the numbers of children under nineteen in the home. Although the current study showed no significant difference in reading and math test scores due to parent participation in school and at home, parents, as well as educational leaders recognize that parents should be involved in their children's academics and there is a need to increase standardized test scores in urban school districts. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Michigan