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ERIC Number: EJ952114
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
Working with Parents and Family: Factors that Influence Chinese Teachers' Attitudes toward Parent Involvement
Gu, Wei; Yawkey, Thomas D.
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v37 n2 p146-152 Jun 2010
Student achievement and teacher-parent collaboration are strongly correlated to teachers' attitudes toward involvement (Muller & Kerbow, 1993; Swap, 1993). However, there is very little research in China (Gu, 2006) on examining factors that are well documented to show impacts on teachers' attitudes toward parent involvement. This research explores potential relationships between Chinese teachers' demographic characteristics and their attitudinal perspectives concerning Chinese parent involvement approaches. Chinese kindergarten teachers (N=159) participated in this study by completing a self designed questionnaire (Gu, 2006). This questionnaire consists of five questions concerning teachers' demographic characteristics (age, highest degree received, years in kindergarten teaching, class size and number of membership in professional organizations), 15 Likert-based questions assessing teachers' attitudes toward school-based parent involvement and 15 Likert-based questions assessing home-based parent involvement. Two multiple regression analyses were performed to explore relationships between teachers' demographic characteristics (e.g., age) and their attitudes toward school-based (e.g., attending parent-teacher conference) and home-based (e.g., reading to child at home) parent involvement modes. The major results indicated that teachers with younger age and higher degree had more positive attitudes toward both school-based and home-based parent involvement. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Kindergarten
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China