Parent Views of Involvement in their Child's Education: A Rasch model analysis
MetadataShow full item record
Reproduced with permission of the AARE (Australian Association of Research in Education), http://www.aare.edu.au/.
The theoretical basis for the study was the assumption that parental involvement in a child's education is an important aspect of school culture and that school renewal efforts intended to change the prevailing culture need to take into account the role of parents. Data (N=1,672) from administration of a 40-item rating scale instrument designed to elicit parent views of their involvement in their child's education were analysed using the Rasch model. The analyses were used to test the construct validity of an hypothesised model of parental involvement and the capacity of the instrument to measure the hypothesised components. The components were: Child's view of the importance of schooling, desire to learn, and achievement and engagement; the school's focus on children, learning and on education generally; and provision of information from teachers, teachers' commitment to working with parents, and parent confidence in communicating with the teacher. The instrument was shown to be eliciting data that did not fit the original theoretical model and in cognisance of the need for content validity and accurate measurement, the instrument was refined. Data from the refined instrument were then analysed to produce measures of different aspects of parental involvement as perceived by the parent respondents.
Showing items related by title, author, creator and subject.
Beatty, Shelley Ellen (2003)The long-term regular use of tobacco and hazardous alcohol use are responsible for significant mortality and morbidity as well as social and economic harm in Australia each year. There is necessary the more cost-efficient ...
The role of mothers and fathers in the sexuality education of their children: a cross sectional study.Downie, Jill (1998)This study examined the roles of mothers and fathers in the sexuality education of their sons and daughters. Specifically, the research investigated the sexuality knowledge, attitudes and skills of parents to provide ...
Family-centred care for hospitalised children aged 0-12 years: A systematic review of quasi-experimental studiesShields, L.; Zhou, Huaqiong; Taylor, M.; Hunter, J.; Munns, Ailsa; Watts, Robin (2012)Background: Family-centred care is an approach to the planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care that is grounded in mutually beneficial partnerships among health care providers, patients, and families. It is a ...