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The Relationship between Parental Involvement and Gender

Sheela Abraham.


While it is admitted that parental involvement is an important determinant of a child's achievement in school, studies also maintain that gender and social class influences the level and nature of parental involvement (Harris and Morgan, 1991; Trusty, 1996; and Muller, 1998).

This paper focuses on the relationship between parental involvement and achievement of secondary school children in Malaysia. The sample consisted of a total of 416 students, of whom 200 where boys and 216 were girls. Both high and low academic achievers were included. The findings of the study are presented using descriptive distribution, t-test and ANOVA.

Presenters

Sheela Abraham  (Malaysia)
Lecturer in Early Childhood Education , Gender and
Department of Educational Foundations and Humanities
University of Malaya

Sheela Abraham is an associate professor at the Department of Educational Foundations and Humanities, Faculty of Education University of Malaya. Her main
research and teaching focus is in the area of gender, ethnicity in multicultural societies and early
childhood education.Sheela Abraham is an associate professor at the Department of Educational Foundations and Humanities,
Faculty of Education University of Malaya. Her main research and teaching focus is in the area of gender, ethnicity in multicultural societies and early childhood education.

Keywords
  • Parental involvement
  • Academic achievement
  • Gender



(30 min Conference Paper, English)