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ERIC Number: ED577825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 126
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-0-3551-1152-1
The Impact of Parental Involvement on Academic Achievement
Cole, Sylvia A.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, Northcentral University
Education begins at home. The responsibility to socialize and educate children is a shared obligation between parents and schools. In order for a child to reach academic achievement, parents must be involved and participate in the educational process. The more parental involvement, the more students are likely to become productive members of society as well as excel in academics. Parental involvement impacts student academics. The objective of the investigation is to examine the impact of parental involvement in academics and the extent of the parental participation in their child's education. Thus, the transition from being home to elementary school can be a stressful experience. Elementary school students are entering a stage in their lives when psychological, emotional, cognitive and social characteristics are beginning to change. During this time, parental involvement and support is crucial to their academic achievement. According to Bryan (2005), children are likely to excel in academics when their parents' actively participate in their education. Education is necessary and important to society. Education provides insight, increases knowledge and skill. It is important to the development of human capital and an individual's ability to provide a better living. Thus, the education of parents as well as their economic status is crucial elements to the educational outcomes of students. Economics plays an integral role in this educational experience, and even plays a substantial role in student confidence, further exacerbating its influence (Smith, Wohlstetter, Kuzin & De Pedro, 2011). The investigation explored the impact of parental involvement on academic achievement. Case study research protocol guided the investigator in data collection and was key to increase validity (Yin, 2014). According to Yin (2014), there are four steps that guide case study research. "The four steps are 1) relevant overviews of the case study 2) procedures for data collection 3) data collection questions, and 4) report guidelines" (Yin, 2014, p.110). Yin's (2014) case study research presents the potential for research replication (p. 110). Creswell (2013) states that field notes, interviews, surveys and archived data can be utilized when conducting qualitative case studies. A qualitative case study methodology was utilized to collect data as well as gain the best understanding of the case. Qualitative case study methodology provided tools for the investigator to investigate complex occurrences within the context. When the approach is utilized properly, it becomes a valuable method for investigators to develop theory, evaluate programs, and develop interventions. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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