School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Elementary, High, Involvement, Middle, Parental
Education | Other Education
Magouirk, Tammy Ann, "A Correlational Study of Parental Involvement at the Elementary School, Middle School, and High School Level" (2015). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 1018.
The purpose of this study was to determine perceptions of involvement of 120 elementary, 120 middle, and 120 high school parents. A combined version of Sheldon and Epstein's Parent Survey of Family and Community Involvement in the Elementary and Middle School Grades and the Parent Survey of Family and Community Involvement in the High School Grades was used to gather data. Descriptive data were used to reveal the results for research questions one, two, and three. A Pearson's r was used to determine the relationships for research questions four, five, and six. Research question 4: What is the nature and strength of the relationship between parents' reported type of involvement activities and their child's educational level (elementary, middle, and high school)?, had a negative correlation of (-.276). For research question 5: What is the nature and strength of the relationship between parent perceptions regarding responsibilities toward parent involvement and their child's educational level (elementary, middle, and high school) had a negative correlation of (-.175). And, for research question 6: What is the nature and strength of the relationship between parent perceptions regarding their ability to help students with school-related work and their child's educational level (elementary, middle, and high school)? had a negative correlation of (-.011). Implications for this study include ways to enhance students' lives. With simple involvement ideas, beliefs are that parents will engage in involvement activities, thus facilitating their student's academic performance. This study serves as a springboard for additional research on parental involvement.