School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Andrew T Alexson
Primary Subject Area
Agriculture, General; Education, Elementary
Educational Attainment, Parent Education, Parental Involvement, Private Schools
Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research
Secord, Deborah Kay, "Quantity of Parental Involvement: The Influence of the Level of Education Attainment of Elementary Private School Parents" (2009). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. Paper 284.
The purpose of this research was to determine the influence of the custodial parents' level of educational attainment on the quantity of parental involvement in the areas of assistance with homework, time spent in home activities with the child, communication with teachers, participation in school events, educational discussions with the child, and time volunteered in school. Questionnaires were sent out to the parents of elementary students at two private faith-based institutions. The combined number of participants was 151. The researcher determined that there was no significant influence among these private school parents of the level of educational attainment on the quantity of parental involvement.