ERIC Number: EJ1119646
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Abstractor: As Provided
Parent-Teacher Relationships in Elementary School: An Examination of Parent-Teacher Trust
Santiago, Rachel T.; Garbacz, S. Andrew; Beattie, Tiffany; Moore, Christabelle L.
Psychology in the Schools, v53 n10 p1003-1017 Dec 2016
Trust is an important dimension of parent educational involvement and parent-teacher relationships. Preliminary research suggests that parent trust in teachers and schools is associated with student learning and behavior. However, examinations of parent trust in children's education are limited. The present study investigated the influence of demographic variables on parent trust and relations among parent trust, student behavior, and parent involvement. Findings suggested that student eligibility for a free or reduced-price lunch predicted parent trust of teachers and schools, parent trust was correlated with dimensions of student behavior, and parent trust of teachers predicted parent involvement. Implications for parent involvement and parent-teacher relationships are discussed.
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Elementary School Teachers, Parents, Trust (Psychology), Parent Participation, Student Behavior, Elementary School Students, Behavior Problems
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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