ERIC Number: EJ593784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Parental Involvement as Social Capital: Differential Effectiveness on Science Achievement, Truancy, and Dropping Out.
McNeal, Ralph B., Jr.
Social Forces, v78 n1 p117-44 Sep 1999
Analysis of National Educational Longitudinal Study data examined measures of parent/student involvement (parent/child discussion, involvement in parent/teacher organization, monitoring adolescent behavior, educational-support strategies) and their effects on achievement, truancy, and dropping out. Parental involvement generally explained behavioral but not cognitive outcomes and had greater effects for more affluent and white students. Contains 61 references. (Author/SV)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Asian Americans, Attendance, Black Students, Hispanic Americans, Longitudinal Studies, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Student Relationship, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Social Capital, Truancy, White Students
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED464126