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Parental Involvement with Children at School, Home, and Community


  • Melissa Stacer


  • Robert Perrucci



Previous research has focused on examining the effects of parental involvement on children’s academic achievement. Less attention has been placed on exploring types of parental involvement from parental reports. This study combines in a single analytic framework predictors from earlier studies with parent-based reports of involvement in three venues: home, school, and community. We examine two categories of predictors: social and economic resources, and parent perceptions and experiences with child’s school. Using data from the Parent and Family Involvement Survey, analyses were performed for White, Black, and Latino parents. Consistent with previous findings, our research finds that minority parents are less involved at their child’s school than White parents. No ethnic differences in home or community involvement were found. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2013

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  • Melissa Stacer & Robert Perrucci, 2013. "Parental Involvement with Children at School, Home, and Community," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 34(3), pages 340-354, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:kap:jfamec:v:34:y:2013:i:3:p:340-354
    DOI: 10.1007/s10834-012-9335-y

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    1. Ana Moro-Egido, 2012. "Changing Trends of Mothers’ Active and Passive Childcare Times," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 33(1), pages 11-23, March.
    2. David Maume, 2011. "Reconsidering the Temporal Increase in Fathers’ Time with Children," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 32(3), pages 411-423, September.
    3. Lisa Benson & Manouchehr Mokhtari, 2011. "Parental Employment, Shared Parent–Child Activities and Childhood Obesity," Journal of Family and Economic Issues, Springer, vol. 32(2), pages 233-244, June.
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