Parental Influence In Educational Psychology

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CHAPTER I
INTRODUCTION

Parental involvement is considered to be one of the main discussions in educational psychology. Its significance as a motivating influence in children’s education is a world-wide accepted factor. In real life, children have two main educators: (1) parents, their main educator and major influence all throughout their life; (2) and teachers, the one who assists them whenever there is an absence of parents. Previous studies have found that there is no precise pattern that would tell where the parents and teachers contributions should stop and begin (Musonda, 2011).
It was stated in Demirkaya & Bakkaloglu’s (2014) article that the age limit wherein children, whether developmentally disabled or non-disabled, experience the
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It has been defined in many ways, commonly as the engagement of parents in their children’s activities at home and at school, and the assurance of parents about their children’s education (Eipstein, 1996; Grolnick & Slowiaczek, 1994; Kohl, Lengua, & McMahon, 2000). Hill and Taylor (2004) also termed involvement as allowing parents in observing the school and classroom activities of their children and the cooperative efforts with teachers in encouraging a suitable classroom behavior for their children and guarantee the assistance in completing the schoolwork. Thus, parental involvement is possibly the most needed of all the many forms of assistance that families can offer to significantly affect the academic success of children (Berthelsen & Walker, 2008; Fan, 2001; Hara, 1998). Generally speaking, parental involvement is viewed as the interaction and assistance a parents can provide to their children as well as to their children’s school so as to help their children’s success inside the classroom (Blair,…show more content…
It is also their role to look for precise ways in adopting their children’s development (Sukys, Dumciene, & Lapeniene, 2015). Many researchers (e.g., Izza, Weissberg, Kasprown, & Frendrich, 1999; Steinberg, Lamborn, Dornbursch, & Darling 1992) elucidated that it seems to be advantageous for children when there is parental involvement in their everyday school lives; in example, a mother encourages the perseverance and independence of a child in his/her schoolwork. Pomerantz, Moorman, and Litwack (2007) added that parental involvement in schooling emboldens the children’s development of cognitive as well as metacognitive skills, and develops their success for the reason that parents set the correct pattern for them. As a result, children acquires support in their academic accomplishment from their parents (Grolnick, Deci, & Ryan,
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