Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

Parental Involvement in Mid-Western Urban Schools: A Multivariate Quantitative Study
by Massingill, Rochelle, Ed.D., Northcentral University, 2019, 217; 27543273
Abstract (Summary)

Parental Involvement is a form of social capitol. When parents invest their time, knowledge and resources into their children the expected return is improved academic performance. The purpose of tis quantitative multivariate research project is to determine how parental involvement impacts the academic achievement of students enrolled in mid-western urban schools. The theoretical framework used for this study was the overlapping spheres of parental involvement by Joyce Epstein. Epsteins's survey the "Measure of school, family, and community partnerships", was modified and used with her permission. The survey measured parenting collaboration/volunteering, decision making and communication. A multivariate research design was used by placing the survey into the Qualtrics system for distribution to teacher in three mid-western urban school districts. The data was collected using Qualtrics and the results was analyzed by using statistical software.

Based on the survey results of parental involvement of students enrolled in three mid-western urban school districts that the measured variables of parenting collaboration/volunteering decision making and communication, parental involvement had no impact on the academic achievement of students. Recommendations for future research include considering the ecological factors experienced by parents that focuses on the needs of urban students and increased parental involvement training for teachers in urban settings. This research is significant because it gives further insight on determining the lag of academic achievement among minority students enrolled in urban schools.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Wellner, Laurie
Commitee: Barnhart, Bruce, Shriner, Michael
School: Northcentral University
Department: School of Education
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-A 81/4(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Source Type: DISSERTATION
Subjects: Educational leadership, Individual & family studies
Keywords: Academic, Achievment, Multi-variate, Parental involvement, Quantitative, Urban
Publication Number: 27543273
ISBN: 9781392542026
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