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ERIC Number: EJ1122002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jan
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1245
The Role of Parental Leadership in Academic Performance: A Case of Pupils in the Free Primary Education Program in Kenya
Bellon, Emmanuel O.; Ngware, Moses Waithanji; Admassu, Kassahun
Education and Urban Society, v49 n1 p110-130 Jan 2017
The study examines the combined effects of key elements in parental leadership on academic performance. In the wake of inadequate learning resources, parental leadership becomes an indispensable learning input for children's academic performance. The discourse utilized data collected from 2005 to 2010 in a longitudinal study involving 1,549 children who sat for the national standardized examination in Kenya. Our findings showed that monitoring and aspirations are essential elements of parental leadership and have direct and positive effect on children's learning achievement. The effects were stronger among children from urban informal settlements compared with those from urban formal settlements. The effect of parental aspiration on children's performance was mediated through parental support and monitoring in informal settlements. The study provides evidence on the extent to which parental leadership enhances academic performance. This is useful to parents, teachers, and policy makers in their efforts to secure effective mechanisms for improving learning outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kenya
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A