Hands on :

Sub Title: parental involvement and children's academic achievement , self-concept and educational aspirations

Author: Adorada, Valerie Anne B.

Accession Number: 1600T

Class No:

Author No:

Copyright Year: 2014

Abstract:

This descriptive study determined the level of parents' involvement as influenced by their sex and educational attainment to the academic achievement, self-concept and educational aspirations of their children. The respondents were the 20 Grade 7 to 10 recipients of Camp Sonshine Center Foundation Educational Program and their 31 parents. The children were purposively selected since they were considered as "at risk children" who were prone to drug addiction, prostitution, trafficking and lack of opportunity for education. Data were gathered using the researcher-made questionnaires for Parental Involvement, Educational Aspirations and the Self-concept. Mean, rank and standard deviation were utilized for the descriptive statistics while the Mann-Whitney U Test, Kruskal-Wallis Test, and Spearman Rank Correlation Coefficient Analysis, all set at 0.05 level of significance, were the inferential statistics. The parental involvement of CSCF when taken as a group showed that they were moderately involved. Parents who were elementary level and graduates, as well as high school level and graduates showed the same moderate involvement. Fathers also showed the same level of parental involvement. Whereas, those parents who were college level and graduates as well as mothers showed high involvement. Children whose academic achievement was considered low showed high self-concept as well as very high educational aspirations. Their academic achievement and self-concept have no significant relationship with the level of parental involvement. The same result was shown when sex and educational attainment of the parents were taken. However, a significant relationship was found between educational aspirations and involvement of parents. It was concluded that the higher the educational attainment of parents the higher the level of their involvement especially in terms of education. Further, mothers were more involved than the fathers. Parental involvement does not affect academic achievement and self-concept of the children especially those with lesser mental ability. But the more the parents are involved in relationship building, the higher the children's educational aspirations. Sex and educational attainment were not the determining factors of parent's level of involvement especially in education.


Keywords: Parental involvement, children's academic achievement, self-concept and educational aspirations

Citation:



File Attachments

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: Undefined offset: 1

Filename: pub/results.php

Line Number: 135

A PHP Error was encountered

Severity: Notice

Message: Undefined offset: 1

Filename: pub/results.php

Line Number: 135