ERIC Number: EJ1104215
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Parental Involvement in Middle School Predicting College Attendance for First-Generation Students
Bui, Khanh; Rush, Ryan A.
Education, v136 n4 p473-489 Sum 2016
Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study, this report examined the relationship between parental involvement in eighth grade and college attendance by eight years after high school for students whose parents have no college education (i.e., first-generation students; n = 1,358) in comparison to students whose parents have some college education but no bachelor's degree (n = 2,130) and students whose parents have a bachelor's degree or higher (n = 1,795). Controlling for students' sociodemographic characteristics and past academic achievement, multivariate logistic regressions showed that among various dimensions of parental involvement, only parents' educational expectations predicted college attendance for first-generation students. For non-first-generation students, parents' educational expectations predicted college attendance less consistently or another dimension of parental involvement also predicted college attendance.
Descriptors: Longitudinal Studies, Parent Participation, Grade 8, College Attendance, Educational Attainment, Parent Background, First Generation College Students, College Graduates, Socioeconomic Status, Academic Achievement, Regression (Statistics), Expectation, Predictor Variables, Student Records, Individual Characteristics, Standardized Tests, Scores, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Grade Point Average, Multivariate Analysis, Statistical Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Elementary Education; Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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