For complete project materials and assignments call us with 07068634102

impact of parental involvement on academic achievement pdf

impact of parental involvement on academic achievement pdf

IMPACT OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT PDF

 CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

For complete project materials and assignments call us with 07068634102

1.1       Background to the Study

Parental involvement in a child’s education along with environmental and economic factors may affect child development in areas such as cognition, language, and social skills. Numerous studies in this area have demonstrated the importance of family interaction and involvement in the years prior to entering school (Bergsten, 1998; Hill, 2001; Wynn, 2002). Research findings have also shown that a continued effort of parental involvement throughout the child’s education can improve academic achievement (Driessen, Smith & Sleegers, 2005; Fan, 2001; Hong & Ho, 2005). Academic failure has been linked with risk behaviors and negative outcomes such as; substance abuse, delinquency, and emotional and behavioral problems (Annunziata, Houge, Faw, & Liddle, 2006).

It has been assumed that academic achievement of students may not only depend on the quality of schools and the teachers, rather the extent of parental involvement has vital role to play in academic achievement of their kids.  The focus of this study is to examine a relationship (if any) between the extent of parental involvement in academic activities of their children and the level of their children’s academic performance in Basic Technology.

The transition from middle school to secondary school may be an overwhelming and stressful experience for young adolescents. Developmentally, students are entering a period in their lives when their physical, cognitive, psychological, and social characteristics are beginning to evolve. Secondary school students experience both a contextual change and a personal change during this transition. It may often a confusing time for students, their families, and the other adults in their lives who seek to support their healthy development and learning. The secondary school learning environment may be more complex than elementary school and academic achievement expectations increase. Children are more likely to have higher academic achievement levels and improved behavior when families are involved in their education (Bryan, 2005). Learning begins at home through interaction with one’s family.

There is little research available on the relationship between parental involvement and academic achievement of secondary school students. A majority of the research in this area has been conducted solely with elementary school students (Baily, Silvern, Brabham, & Ross, 2004; Marjoribanks, 2005). This study may provide an in-depth look at one aspect of parental involvement, involvement in academic activities of their children, and academic achievement of secondary school students. Beside the passing students, a significant majority secured less than 50 per cent marks. Parental involvement in school has been linked with academic achievement. Although little research has been done in the area of parental involvement and secondary school students, the literature review examines the many factors that may contribute to the level of parental involvement and academic achievement in secondary school. This Master’s research project sought to identify the different levels of parental involvement in academic activities and how parental involvement affects academic achievement of secondary school students.

For complete project materials and assignments call us with 07068634102

impact of parental involvement on academic achievement pdf

 1.2       Statement of the Problem

Parents are often faced with unique challenges that hinder them from meeting the learners’ needs. They include; insufficient time, career or job type, level of education, order of priority, set home environment, opinion to voluntary work at school, time taken to respond to school activities for example buying instruction materials, attending parents meetings, conferences, sports ,academic clinic day, disciplinary  cases and also discussing the academic progress of the child. If the above needs are not attended to, there is a likelihood of the child not performing well because he or she is not adequately supported. Insufficient parental involvement may lead to poor performance of the child academically (K.N.E.C Report, 2006).

Parents from private primary schools have been found to be more involved than parents from public primary schools in areas such as attending academic clinic day, parents meetings, paying motivation fees, buying reading materials and buying television, radios, computer for computer games while in public primary schools this is taken as extra expenses. The parents from public schools tend to be reluctant and therefore, the preschool children are not exposed to varied earning opportunities. This affects their acquisition of learning skills such as numeracy and literacy skills as compared to children from private preschools. Underachievement at school or failure to reach a satisfactory level of literacy and numeracy is a national problem and it’s caused by various factors such as poor parental involvement.

impact of parental involvement on academic achievement pdf

1.3       Purpose of the Study

The main purpose of this study was to examine the impact of parental involvement on academic performance of secondary school students. The specific objectives include:

1)         To examine the influence of parent-school communication on academic performance of secondary schools students.

2)         To find out how parents’ participation in educational activities at home influences academic performance of secondary schools students.

3)         To investigate the impact of parents’ participation in educational activities at school on academic performance of secondary schools students.

impact of parental involvement on academic achievement pdf

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE      –           INTRODUCTION

1.1       Background to the Study

1.2       Statement of the Problem

1.3       Purpose of the Study­

1.4       Research Hypotheses

1.5       Significance of the Study

1.6       Limitation of the Study

1.7       Delimitation of the Study

1.8       Definition of Terms

CHAPTER TWO  – REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE

2.1       Concept of Parental Involvement

2.2       Parent school communication

2.3       Parents’ Participation in Educational Activities at Home

2.4       Parents’ participation in educational activities at school

2.5       Summary of the Literature Review

CHAPTER THREE – RESEARCH METHODS

3.1       Research Design

3.2       Area of the Study

3.3       Population of the Study

3.4       Sample and Sampling Method

3.5       Instrumentation

3.6       Method of Instrument Administration

3.7       Instrument Validation

3.8       Reliability of Instrument

3.9       Method of Data Analysis

CHAPTER FOUR  – ANALYSIS OF DATA AND DISCUSSION OF FINDINGS

4.1       Data Analysis

4.2       Presentation and Interpretation of Results

4.3       Discussion of Findings

 CHAPTER FIVE  – SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATIONS AND CONCLUSION

5.1       Summary

5.2       Conclusion

5.2       Recommendations

5.4       Suggestion for further Studies

References

Appendix

For complete project materials and assignments call us with 07068634102

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *