ERIC Number: EJ1049578
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
A Structural Model of Parent Involvement with Demographic and Academic Variables
Choi, Namok; Chang, Mido; Kim, Sunha; Reio, Thomas G., Jr.
Psychology in the Schools, v52 n2 p154-167 Feb 2015
Parental involvement is well documented as a significant contributor to the self-efficacy and academic achievement of students. A structural equation model of parent involvement with family socioeconomic status, student gender, parents' aspirations for their children, mathematics efficacy, and mathematics achievement was tested to examine whether parent involvement in the 10th grade remains relevant to achievement. A sample of data pertaining to 8,673 10th graders from the Educational Longitudinal Study was analyzed. The results indicated that the fit of the measurement model to the data was good (?[superscript 2] = 3081.62, df = 87, p = 0.0, normed fit index [NFI] = 0.96, comparative fit index [CFI] = 0.96, root mean square error of approximation [RMSEA] = 0.064), as was the structural model (?[superscript 2] = 3470.69, df = 94, p = 0.00, NFI = 0.96, CFI = 0.96, RMSEA = 0.065). Although the effect was small in magnitude, parent involvement in advising had a significant indirect relationship with mathematics achievement via mathematics efficacy of 10th graders.
Descriptors: Demography, Predictor Variables, Parent Participation, Self Efficacy, Academic Achievement, Structural Equation Models, Socioeconomic Status, Gender Differences, Student Characteristics, Parent Aspiration, Mathematics Achievement, Mathematical Aptitude, Grade 10, Relevance (Education), Longitudinal Studies, Data Analysis, Student Records, Goodness of Fit, Family Influence, Measurement Techniques
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; Secondary Education; High Schools
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