Date of Submission
Doctor of Psychology (PsyD)
Robert A. DiTomasso, Ph.D., ABPP
George McCloskey, Ph.D., Chairperson
Rosemary Mennuti, Ed.D., NCSP
Robert S. Tridico, Ed.D.
Research verifies a positive impact on academic achievement based upon parental involvement with children's educational needs and school programs. It takes a sense of partnership between parents and schools to achieve positive educational outcomes for children. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the development, implementation and outcome of a Parent School Involvement Project involving parent-training workshops. While no statistically significant relationship could be found between improvement in student homework completion rates and parent attendance at school-sponsored parent training workshops, parents, faculty, and administration were united in their belief that the program was a positive and promising approach to improving parent/school communication with the possibility of fostering student achievement in the future.
Mack, Carol, "Descriptive Study of the Planning, Implementation, and Outcome of a Parent School Involvement Program" (2006). PCOM Psychology Dissertations. 87.