Effects of Parental Involvement on Their Children's Academic Achievement in Primary Level Classes
The aim of this research to explore the effects of parental involvement on the academic achievement of their children at primary level classes in Aba’ala district of Afar region in Ethiopia. Specifically, the study has three objectives, like: to study the level of parental involvement on children’s academic activities in primary level classes in schools; to investigate the parental participation in different managerial activities in primary schools; and to investigate the different factors that influence on parental involvement in the academic activities of their children's education in primary level classes. Descriptive survey method was employed to study the effects of parental involvement on their children’s academic achievement in primary level classes. The researcher selected only 6 primary schools randomly through lottery method from the target area out of which 6 principals and 30 parents of the primary students were selected through comprehensive sampling and random sampling technique through lottery method respectively. Parental involvement on their children’s academic activities questionnaire was developed by the researcher to collect data from the principal and semi structured interview was conducted with the parents of the students in primary schools. Percentage was used as the statistical technique for the analysis and interpretation of the quantitative data and data collected through semi structured interview with parents were analyzed, narrated, and organized in a systematical form. The major findings of the study were: Parental involvement has significance effect in better academic performance of the students. This research has proved that parental involvement enhanced the academic achievements of their children. Therefore, it concluded that parental involvement in the academic achievement of their children's should be complemented with participation at home and school activities if good academic performance is to be realised.
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