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ERIC Number: EJ963303
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 54
ISSN: ISSN-0363-4523
Development of the Parental Academic Support Scale: Frequency, Importance, and Modes of Communication
Thompson, Blair; Mazer, Joseph P.
Communication Education, v61 n2 p131-160 2012
Parent-teacher communication represents a primary form of parental support, a phenomenon meriting significant attention given the connections between support and academic achievement (Thompson, 2008b). A series of studies advance the Parental Academic Support Scale (PASS) to assess the frequency, importance, and modes parents use to communicate support with teachers at the elementary, junior high, and secondary school levels. Phase one details scale development procedures, presents the results of exploratory factor analysis, and advances the PASS. Phase two applies confirmatory factor analysis, examines the frequency and importance of specific supportive behaviors, and implements media richness theory to explore the modes commonly used by parents to communicate with teachers. Implications for teachers, scholars, and school administrators are discussed. (Contains 8 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Elementary Secondary Education; High Schools; Junior High Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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