A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Parental Involvement on Students’ Academic Achievement

  • Cahit Erdem Afyon Kocatepe University
  • Metin Kaya
Keywords: parental involvement, academic achievement, developing countries, education level, meta-analysis

Abstract

This study aims to examine the effect of parental involvement on students’ academic achievement at pre-school, elementary and secondary levels by using the meta-analysis method with respect to home-based and school-based parental involvement strategies. Data consisted of 55 independent research studies in English published between 2010 and 2019, and accessed through ERIC, Academic Search Complete, Science Direct, Wiley Online Library, and PsycNet databases. Findings revealed that the effect of parental involvement on academic achievement was positive but small. Parental expectations had the biggest effect on academic achievement and parental control had a negative and small effect. The mean effect of parental involvement on students’ academic achievement does not differ significantly according to moderator variables of education level, measurement type or measurement area but differs by developmental level of the country. The results are discussed using available related meta-analysis studies in the literature.

Author Biographies

Cahit Erdem, Afyon Kocatepe University

Cahit Erdem received his BA in English Language Teaching department at Bogazici University, Turkey (2009) and his PhD in curriculum and instruction department at Anadolu University, Turkey (2018). He currently works as an assistant professor at Faculty of Education, Afyon Kocatepe University, Turkey. His academic interests include media literacy, curriculum, instruction, teacher education, educational technology, classroom management, and internationalization of higher education. Email: cerdem@aku.edu.tr

Metin Kaya

Metin KAYA earned his MA degree at Yeditepe University, Turkey in 2010 and his Ph.D. degree at Eskişehir Osmangazi University, Turkey, in 2016. He is currently working in the educational sciences department at Bayburt University, Turkey. His academic interests and working areas include teacher training, school enhancement and development, and classroom management. Email: metinkaya439@gmail.com

Published
2020-11-19
How to Cite
Erdem, C., & Kaya, M. (2020). A Meta-Analysis of the Effect of Parental Involvement on Students’ Academic Achievement. Journal of Learning for Development , 7(3), 367-383. Retrieved from https://jl4d.org/index.php/ejl4d/article/view/417
Section
Research Articles