Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Education Research International
Volume 2011 (2011), Article ID 915326, 10 pages
Review Article

A Review of the Relationship between Parental Involvement and Secondary School Students' Academic Achievement

1Department of Educational Psychology and Learning Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL 32306, USA
2Research and Development, Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ 08541, USA
3Intelligent Automation, Inc., Rockville, MD 20855, USA

Received 24 October 2010; Revised 6 February 2011; Accepted 7 March 2011

Academic Editor: L. Kyriakides

Copyright © 2011 Valerie J. Shute et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. A. J. L. Baker and L. M. Soden, “ED419030 1998-04-00 the challenges of parent involvement research,” Tech. Rep. ERIC/CUE Digest Number 134, ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education, New York, NY, USA, 1998. View at Google Scholar
  2. E. H. Sui-Chu and J. D. Willms, “Effects of parental involvement on eighth-grade achievement,” Sociology of Education, vol. 69, no. 2, pp. 126–141, 1996. View at Google Scholar
  3. H-F. Chen, The longitudinal factor structure of parent involvement and its impact on academic achievement: findings from the ECLS-K dataset, ProQuest Dissertations, University of Denver, Denver, Colo, USA, 2009.
  4. R. B. McNeal, “Parental involvement as social capital: differential effectiveness on science achievement, truancy, and dropping out,” Social Forces, vol. 78, no. 1, pp. 117–144, 1999. View at Google Scholar
  5. E. N. Patrikakou, “Adolescence: are parents relevant to high school students’ achievement,” FINE network at Harvard Family Research Project, 2004,
  6. Institute of Education Sciences. (n.d.), “National Longitudinal Study of 1988,” National Center for Educational Statistics Web site,
  7. S. Catsambis, “Expanding knowledge of parental involvement in secondary education: effects on high school academic success,” Tech. Rep. 27, Johns Hopkins University, Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk, Baltimore, Md, USA, 1998. View at Google Scholar
  8. J. J. L. Chen, “Grade-level differences: relations of parental, teacher and peer support to academic engagement and achievement among Hong Kong students,” School Psychology International, vol. 29, no. 2, pp. 183–198, 2008. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  9. L. Desimone, “Linking parent involvement with student achievement: do race and income matter?” Journal of Educational Research, vol. 93, no. 1, pp. 11–30, 1999. View at Google Scholar
  10. W. H. Jeynes, “The relationship between parental involvement and urban secondary school student academic achievement: a meta-analysis,” Urban Education, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 82–110, 2007. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  11. T. Z. Keith, P. B. Keith, G. C. Troutman, P. G. Bickley, P. S. Trivette, and K. Singh, “Does parental involvement affect eighth-grade student achievement? Structural analysis of national data,” School Psychology Review, vol. 22, no. 3, pp. 474–496, 1993. View at Google Scholar
  12. J. Battle, “Longitudinal analysis of academic achievement among a nationwide sample of Hispanic students in one- versus dual-parent households,” Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, vol. 24, no. 4, pp. 430–447, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  13. E. Dearing, K. McCartney, H. B. Weiss, H. Kreider, and S. Simpkins, “The promotive effects of family educational involvement for low-income children's literacy,” Journal of School Psychology, vol. 42, no. 6, pp. 445–460, 2004. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  14. X. Fan and M. Chen, “Parental involvement and students' academic achievement: a meta-analysis,” Educational Psychology Review, vol. 13, no. 1, pp. 1–22, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  15. K. Singh, P. G. Bickley, P. S. Trivette, T. Z. Keith, P. B. Keith, and E. S. Anderson, “The effects of four components of parental involvement on eighth grade student achievement: Structural analysis of NELS-88 data,” School Psychology Review, vol. 24, pp. 299–317, 1995. View at Google Scholar
  16. L. A. Kurdek, M. A. Fine, and R. J. Sinclair, “School adjustment in sixth graders: parenting transitions, family climate, and peer norm effects,” Child Development, vol. 66, no. 2, pp. 430–445, 1995. View at Google Scholar
  17. D. Baumrind, “Current patterns of parental authority,” Developmental Psychology, vol. 4, no. 1, pp. 1–103, 1971. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  18. E. E. Maccoby, “Parenting and its effects on children: on reading and misreading behavior genetics,” Annual Review of Psychology, vol. 51, pp. 1–27, 2000. View at Google Scholar
  19. E. E. Maccoby and J. A. Martin, “Socialization in the context of the family: parent-child interaction,” in Handbook of Child Psychology, Socialization, Personality and Social Development, P. H. Mussen and E. M. Hetherington, Eds., vol. 4, pp. 1–101, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, USA, 4th edition, 1983. View at Google Scholar
  20. S. E. Paulson, “Relations of parenting style and parental involvement with ninth-grade students' achievement,” Journal of Early Adolescence, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 250–267, 1994. View at Google Scholar
  21. D. Baumrind, “Parental disciplinary patterns and social competence in children,” Youth & Society, vol. 9, no. 3, pp. 239–251, 1978. View at Google Scholar
  22. D. H. Demo and M. J. Cox, “Families with young children: a review of research in the 1990s,” Journal of Marriage and Family, vol. 62, no. 4, pp. 876–895, 2000. View at Google Scholar
  23. S. M. Dornbusch, P. L. Ritter, P. H. Leiderman, D. F. Roberts, and M. J. Fraleigh, “The relation of parenting style to adolescent school performance,” Child Development, vol. 58, no. 5, pp. 1244–1257, 1987. View at Google Scholar
  24. B. Radziszewska, J. L. Richardson, C. W. Dent, and B. R. Flay, “Parenting style and adolescent depressive symptoms, smoking, and academic achievement: ethnic, gender, and SES differences,” Journal of Behavioral Medicine, vol. 19, no. 3, pp. 289–305, 1996. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  25. D. A. Adeyemo, “Parental involvement, interest in schooling and school environment as predictors of academic self-efficacy among fresh secondary school students in Oyo State, Nigeria,” Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, vol. 3, no. 1, pp. 163–180, 2005. View at Google Scholar
  26. K. Aunola, H. Stattin, and J. -E. Nurmi, “Parenting styles and adolescents' achievement strategies,” Journal of Adolescence, vol. 23, no. 2, pp. 205–222, 2000. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at PubMed
  27. R. Deslandes, P. Bouchard, and J.-C. St-Amant, “Family variables as predictors of school achievement: sex differences in Quebec adolescents,” Canadian Journal of Education, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 390–404, 1998. View at Google Scholar
  28. R. Deslandes, E. Royer, D. Turcotte, and R. Bertrand, “School achievement at the secondary level: influence of parenting style and parent involvement in schooling,” McGill Journal of Education, vol. 32, pp. 191–208, 1997. View at Google Scholar
  29. S. D. Lamborn, N. S. Mounts, L. Steinberg, and S. M. Dornbusch, “Patterns of competence and adjustment among adolescents from authoritative, authoritarian, indulgent, and neglectful families,” Child Development, vol. 62, no. 5, pp. 1049–1065, 1991. View at Google Scholar
  30. G. J. Marchant, S. E. Paulson, and B. A. Rothlisberg, “Relations of middle school students' perceptions of family and school contexts with academic achievement,” Psychology in the Schools, vol. 38, no. 6, pp. 505–519, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  31. R. K. Chao, “Extending research on the consequences of parenting style for Chinese Americans and European Americans,” Child Development, vol. 72, no. 6, pp. 1832–1843, 2001. View at Google Scholar
  32. D. Miliotis, A. Sesma Jr., and A. S. Masten, “Parenting as a protective process for school success in children from homeless families,” Early Education & Development, vol. 10, no. 2, pp. 111–133, 1999. View at Google Scholar
  33. K. Kim and R. P. Rohner, “Parental warmth, control, and involvement in schooling: predicting academic achievement among Korean American adolescents,” Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, vol. 33, no. 2, pp. 127–140, 2002. View at Google Scholar
  34. J. Tizard, W. Schofield, and J. Hewison, “Collaboration between teachers and parents in assisting children's reading,” British Journal of Educational Psychology, vol. 52, pp. 1–15, 1994. View at Google Scholar
  35. R. Clark, “Homework-focused parenting practices that positively affect student achievement,” in Families and Schools in a Pluralistic Society, N. F. Chavkin, Ed., pp. 85–105, State University of New York, New York, NY, USA, 1993. View at Google Scholar
  36. C. Snow, W. Barnes, J. Chandler, I. Goodman, and L. Hemphill, Unfulfilled Expectations: Home and School Influences on Literacy, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Mass, USA, 1991.
  37. E. H. De Bruyn, “Role strain, engagement and academic achievement in early adolescence,” Educational Studies, vol. 31, no. 1, pp. 15–27, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar
  38. V. Lee and R. Croninger, “The relative importance of home and school in the development of literacy skills for middle-grade students,” American Journal of Education, vol. 102, no. 3, pp. 286–329, 1994. View at Google Scholar
  39. A. Milne, “Family structure and the achievement of children,” in Education and the American Family, W. Wiston, Ed., SUNY University Press, New York, NY, USA, 1989. View at Google Scholar
  40. N. Zill and C. W. Nord, Running in Place: How American Families Are Faring in a Changing Economy and an Individualistic Society, Child Trends, Washington, DC, USA, 1994.
  41. J. Cohen, Statistical Power Analysis for the Behavioral Sciences, Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ, USA, 2nd edition, 1988.
  42. R. B. McCall, S. R. Beach, and S. Lau, “The nature and correlates of underachievement among elementary schoolchildren in Hong Kong,” Child Development, vol. 71, no. 3, pp. 785–801, 2000. View at Google Scholar
  43. M. Azmitia and C. R. Cooper, “Good or bad? Peer influences on Latino and European American adolescents' pathways through school,” Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk, vol. 6, no. 1-2, pp. 45–71, 2001. View at Google Scholar
  44. J. R. Harris, The Nurture Assumption: Why Children Turn out the Way They Do, Simon & Schuster, New York, NY, USA, 1998.
  45. A. J. Fuligni, J. S. Eccles, B. L. Barber, and P. Clements, “Early adolescent peer orientation and adjustment during high school,” Developmental Psychology, vol. 37, no. 1, pp. 28–36, 2001. View at Google Scholar
  46. T. A. Kindermann, “Natural peer groups as contexts for individual development: the case of children's motivation in school,” Developmental Psychology, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 970–977, 1993. View at Google Scholar
  47. D. B. Cohen, Stranger in the Nest: Do Parents Really Shape Their Child's Personality, Intelligence, or Character?John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, USA, 1999.
  48. J. R. Harris, “Where is the child's environment? A group socialization theory of development,” Psychological Review, vol. 102, no. 3, pp. 458–489, 1995. View at Google Scholar
  49. S. D. Levitt and S. J. Dubner, Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything, William Morrow, New York, NY, USA, 2005.
  50. A. T. Henderson and K. L. Mapp, A New Wave of Evidence: The Impact of School, Family, and Community Connections on Student Achievement, Southwest Educational Development Laboratory, Austin, Tex, USA, 2002.