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1. Tucker, Jenna. Family-School Relationships: Three Papers Addressing Limitations in Parent Involvement Theory and Research.

Degree: 2014, University of North Carolina

Parent involvement in education is believed by many to be an important determinant of academic achievement. Although the literature on the topic has grown a great deal over the past several decades, it continues to suffer from several limitations. First, the research tends to focus on educator expectations for parent involvement, rather than parent perspectives on their own involvement. A related issue is the fact that much parent involvement research treats parent involvement as discrete activities for which parents are wholly responsible, while ignoring the influence of school variables, particularly family-school relationships. Second, the majority of parent involvement research uses elementary school samples, so that much less is known about parent involvement in education during adolescence. This dissertation addresses these limitations with a series of three papers. The first paper is a review of parent involvement literature. In particular, the review calls attention to the small body of research that addresses parent perspectives on involvement and provides recommendations for integrating findings from this literature into future research. The second paper describes a qualitative study of a sample of African American and Hispanic parents, which found that parents of color had specific goals when engaging in parent involvement and that family-school relationships suffered when schools were not responsive to these goals. The studies also illustrate how social exchange theory might be applied to address these questions. The final study used hierarchical linear modeling to explore home-based parent involvement among a sample of students at 11 middle schools students. Among the types of parent involvement studied, only parents' academic expectations had significant and positive effects on student school engagement. A supportive school climate was also significantly positively related to student school engagement. The two variables (academic expectations and school climate) had roughly equal effect sizes. Taken together, the studies demonstrate the importance of considering parent perspectives and family-school relationships in parent involvement research and interventions. The papers also call attention to the limited information about what forms of parent involvement are relevant for middle school samples. Advisors/Committee Members: Tucker, Jenna, Bowen, Natasha, Orthner, Dennis K., Bowen, Gary, Chapman, Mimi, Griffin, Dana.

Subjects/Keywords: Social service; Education; Sociology; School of Social Work

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APA (6th Edition):

Tucker, J. (2014). Family-School Relationships: Three Papers Addressing Limitations in Parent Involvement Theory and Research. (Thesis). University of North Carolina. Retrieved from https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:440ed10a-1a94-4d1f-9e51-103572710088

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Tucker, Jenna. “Family-School Relationships: Three Papers Addressing Limitations in Parent Involvement Theory and Research.” 2014. Thesis, University of North Carolina. Accessed January 20, 2021. https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:440ed10a-1a94-4d1f-9e51-103572710088.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
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MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Tucker, Jenna. “Family-School Relationships: Three Papers Addressing Limitations in Parent Involvement Theory and Research.” 2014. Web. 20 Jan 2021.

Vancouver:

Tucker J. Family-School Relationships: Three Papers Addressing Limitations in Parent Involvement Theory and Research. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of North Carolina; 2014. [cited 2021 Jan 20]. Available from: https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:440ed10a-1a94-4d1f-9e51-103572710088.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Tucker J. Family-School Relationships: Three Papers Addressing Limitations in Parent Involvement Theory and Research. [Thesis]. University of North Carolina; 2014. Available from: https://cdr.lib.unc.edu/record/uuid:440ed10a-1a94-4d1f-9e51-103572710088

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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