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ERIC Number: ED561789
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 237
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: 978-1-3034-7129-2
The Relationship among Parental Involvement, Learning, and Academic Achievement: A Cultural Perspective
Conant, Alison
ProQuest LLC, Ed.D. Dissertation, Florida Gulf Coast University
The goal of this QUAN-qual mixed methods study was to investigate how parents from various ethnicities and socioeconomic status construct their expectations of academic achievement and the impact these expectations have on academic success for the student. Data was gathered by using The Parent Survey of Family and Community Involvement in the Elementary and Middle Schools Grades with a purposive sample of 211 parents of fourth grade students in the school year 2012-2013. Survey results were compared to testing data from reading scores. For the qualitative phase of the study, a focus group and an open ended questionnaire were used. This study investigated 5 research questions. The quantitative research questions were analyzed using descriptives, a one-way ANOVA and a Pearson Correlation Coefficient analysis and aimed to answer 1) What is the relationship between overall parental involvement (OPI) and academic achievement? 2) Do measures of parental involvement at school (PIS) differ by ethnic group? 3) Do measures of parental involvement at home (PIH) differ by ethnic group? The findings suggest no relationship between OPI and academic achievement. There was a significantly statistical difference found in PIH and OPI based on minority status. The qualitative research questions examined were 4) In what ways does cultural background and socioeconomic status influence parents' education and career goal expectations? 5) In what ways are parents' academic expectations related to their children's achievement? Three themes emerged during the qualitative portion of the study; education and career expectations, parenting styles, and social networking. [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: Elementary Education; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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Language: English
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