ERIC Number: EJ1060202
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Mar
Abstractor: As Provided
A Multidimensional Examination of Parent Involvement across Child and Parent Characteristics
Garbacz, S. Andrew; McDowall, Philippa S.; Schaughency, Elizabeth; Sheridan, Susan M.; Welch, Greg W.
Elementary School Journal, v115 n3 p384-406 Mar 2015
The purpose of this study was to clarify equivocal findings in the parent-involvement literature and examine novel interactions in a New Zealand context. Specifically, this study tested direct effects of school year, parent education, family structure, and child gender on parent involvement in elementary school. In addition, interactions between parent, family, and child characteristics were explored as moderators on the relation of school year and parent involvement. Participants were 421 primary caregivers of children attending their first through final years of elementary school on New Zealand's South Island. Structural equation models were used to detect direct and interaction effects. Findings revealed statistically significant direct effects for several parent, family, and child characteristics examined. No interaction effects were found. Implications and future research directions are discussed.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Educational Attainment, Parent Background, Gender Differences, Elementary School Students, Interaction, Family Structure, Family Characteristics, Student Characteristics, Parent School Relationship, Structural Equation Models, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A100115