Date

12-2-2009

Department

School of Education

Degree

Doctor of Education (EdD)

Chair

Andrew T Alexson

Primary Subject Area

Agriculture, General; Education, Elementary

Keywords

Educational Attainment, Parent Education, Parental Involvement, Private Schools

Disciplines

Educational Assessment, Evaluation, and Research

Abstract

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.