Teaching M.A.

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Year Approved


First Advisor

Bergeland, John

Second Reader

Jon Moberg


Parental involvement in education has long been recognized as a significant factor in shaping the academic success and overall development of middle school students. This thesis seeks to provide an analysis of the impact of parental involvement on middle school students' educational experiences, academic achievements, and socioemotional growth. This thesis also explores the various components of parental involvement, ranging from communication and academic support to participation in school activities. The research examined in this literature review used both qualitative and quantitative methods to investigate the comparisons between different forms of parental involvement and students' academic outcomes. Additionally, this body of reviewed research examined the factors that influence parental engagement, such as socioeconomic status (SES), cultural backgrounds, and school-community relationships.

Degree Name

Teaching M.A.

Document Type

Masterʼs thesis