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ERIC Number: EJ946232
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0739-9863
Latino Parent Home-Based Practices that Bolster Student Academic Persistence
Mena, Jasmine A.
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, v33 n4 p490-506 Nov 2011
Home-based parental involvement practices (i.e., educational encouragement, monitoring, and support) and their impact on students' academic persistence were investigated with a sample of 137, ninth-grade Latino students in a northeast high school. Structural Equation Modeling results indicate that the relationship between home-based parental involvement activities and students' intentions to complete the next school year is mediated by students' school beliefs (i.e., perceptions of school responsiveness, school engagement-trouble, academic attitudes, and academic self-efficacy). Home-based parental involvement influences children's attitudes and beliefs about school culminating in students' intentions to persevere academically. This study addresses the common misperception that Latino parents are not involved in their children's formal education. An important implication of this study is that parents can have an impact on students' academic persistence even if they are not able to attend school-based activities. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
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Language: English
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