Anda di halaman 1dari 5

1

PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

Results

The Monkey Survey that was conducted to increase knowledge in the field of family issues
specifically” Parental influence on the academic performance of their children” presented the
following findings.

The questionnaire revealed an important factor concerning the outcomes of children in school
or university which leads the research forward. A majority 43.7% had a good academical
standing, 37.5% had a very good standing while 18.7% manifested an excellent academical
standing.
2
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

This is an important finding in the understanding of the effect of parent involvement and
motivation on the academical standing of the respondents.

Effect of parental involvement on children’s academics:


When asked about the presence and the effect of any parental involvement in the
respondents’ educational life, it was identified that 75% agreed while a small percentage of
25% declined the presence of any type of involvement (figure 1).

Figure 1: the presence or absence of parental involvement in the educational life of children

Planned comparisons revealed that the type of involvement these parents induced on their
children was either negative or positive. A significant number of respondents (78.6%)
demonstrated that this effect was highly positive, in contrast to 21.4% that expressed a
negative effect coming from this involvement (figure 2), as discussed in the findings of
Zhan (2015) and Wilder (2013).

The outcome of these questions highlighted clear support for the role of the parents and its
effect and the psychological and educational outcome of the respondents.
3
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

Figure 2: the type of effect induced by parental involvement in the educational life of children

The results cast a new light on the level of satisfaction and well-being of the children induced
by the relationship among parents and children, where 80% of the participants perceived that
they were highly comfortable and showed increased well-being, while the remaining 20%
opposed and were uncomfortable and highly unsatisfied (figure 3). A similar conclusion was
reached by Van der Giessen & Bögels, (2017).

This analysis found evidence for an increased gratification related to the psychological state
and the overall well-being of participants.

Figure 3: the satisfaction and wellbeing of children with the involvement of their parents in their educational life
4
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND CHILDREN’S EDUCATION

Finally, when asked about their opinion towards the importance of parental motivation (open-
ended question), the majority expressed that it is the most important factor that affects the
academical outcome of children in a highly positive way due to the constant motivation and
support induced by their parents .In contrast, a small minority opposed by stating that the
high expectation and the pressure induced by their parents leads to a low outcome in school
or university (figure 4).

Figure 4: Some answers to the open-ended question that revolve around the opinion of children concerning parental
involvement
5
PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT AND CHILDREN’S EDUCATION