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ERIC Number: EJ1066211
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Viewing Generativity and Social Capital as Underlying Factors of Parent Involvement
Stevens, Sharon; Patel, Nimisha
School Community Journal, v25 n1 p157-174 2015
Parent involvement in education is a multifaceted support that has many well-documented benefits for students of all ages. Parent involvement is also a common expression of generativity as defined in Erik Erikson's theory of psychosocial development. The activities parents engage in during their children's educational pursuits, as well as their behaviors that reflect generativity, correspond to, in total, the creation of social capital. This article uses structural equation modeling to illustrate the relationship between the characteristics of generativity and social capital as underlying factors of parent involvement. The parent involvement factors are measured using the "School and Family Partnership Survey" (Epstein & Salinas, 1993). The results suggest a three-factor model, in which generativity serves as one factor and in which social capital is distinguished into two factors: individual-level and community-level. At the individual level, social capital reflects interactions between two individuals such as the teacher and the parent. Community-level social capital addresses opportunities created by the school for parents to participate.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 8
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Language: English
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