The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Engagement to School

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Number of pages: 260-281
Year-Number: 2018-Volume 10, Issue 5

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In this study, which examined the relationship between parental involvement and support and engagement to the school, Parental Involvement and Support Scale and Engagement to School Scale were applied to 1488 students in Elazığ province. Parental involvement and support perceptions of the students who participated in the study and their perception of engagement to the school were high. It was concluded that female students' engagement to school level was higher than that of male students. As the age of the student increases, it was determined that the level of engagement to school decreases. In addition, students' perceptions of parental involvement and support for those who live with their parents together are higher than those of their parents divorced. As parents' levels of education increase, students' parental involvement and support and their engagement to school also increase. It was also found that there was a significant and positive relationship between the parental involvement and support scale and the engagement to school scale. 16% of the variance related to the scores of the engagement to school scale derive from parental involvement and support scale. In order to increase students’ engagement to school, the involvement of parents in the educational processes should be increased and families should be encouraged for parental involvement.

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