This study is designed to answer the following research questions:
What types of involvement parents have?
How do different levels of parental involvement influence children’s academic performance?
Participants in this study would be eighty (80) children from the sixth grade at Elly Elementary School in the city of Goleta, CA. Among the participants, five of them would be Asians; forty of them would be Hispanics; four of them would be African-Americans; thirty-one of them would be White students. Female participants would be forty-one; male participants would be thirty-nine. In Ellwood Elementary School, 53.5 % of students are socioeconomically disadvantaged in the school year 2015-16, according …show more content…
The measure will be a thirty-item scale with a 5-point scale answer format to assesses the activities parents have towards their child’s education, teacher, and school. Examples of these items include “Mark three school (home) activities you frequently participate,” “How often you help you child with homework or monitor homework completion,” “how often you attend a parent-teacher conference,” and “how often you attend a class event.”
(2) Academic Performance
To measure students’ academic performance, this study will use The Wechsler Individual Achievement Test-Second Edition (WIAT-II; The Psychological Corporation, 2002), a standardized test for measuring academic achievement. Students will be asked to finish the five tests related to reading and mathematics. The average score of reading and math will be used as a child’s final test score. …show more content…
Descriptive statistics are efficient to describe the basic features of the data in a research. They provide simple summaries about the sample and the measures (Fisher and Marshall, 2009). In this study conducted on a group of people, the focus would be on how different levels of parental involvement influence children’s academic performance. Descriptive statistics show the pattern of parental involvement and form the basis of the quantitative analysis of data. Also, quantitative Research is used to quantify the problem by way of generating numerical data (Wasson, 1969). It would be effective in quantifying attitudes, opinions, behaviors, and other defined variables, and generalize results from the sample population (Wasson, 1969). Since this study would figure out the relationship between the levels of parental involvement and the child’s academic performance, quantitative research could help analyze parents’ attitude toward the involvement and their involvement