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      Parental involvement in middle school: a meta-analytic assessment of the strategies that promote achievement.

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      Developmental psychology

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          Early adolescence is often marked by changes in school context, family relationships, and developmental processes. In the context of these changes, academic performance often declines, while at the same time the long-term implications of academic performance increase. In promoting achievement across elementary and secondary school levels, the significant role of families, family-school relations, and parental involvement in education has been highlighted. Although there is a growing body of literature focusing on parental involvement in education during middle school, this research has not been systematically examined to determine which types of involvement have the strongest relation with achievement. The authors conducted a meta-analysis on the existing research on parental involvement in middle school to determine whether and which types of parental involvement are related to achievement. Across 50 studies, parental involvement was positively associated with achievement, with the exception of parental help with homework. Involvement that reflected academic socialization had the strongest positive association with achievement. Based on the known characteristics of the developmental stage and tasks of adolescence, strategies reflecting academic socialization are most consistent with the developmental stage of early adolescence.

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          Journal
          Dev Psychol
          Developmental psychology
          American Psychological Association (APA)
          0012-1649
          0012-1649
          May 2009
          : 45
          : 3
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University, NC, USA. hillna@gse.havard.edu
          Article
          2009-05916-011 NIHMS151389
          10.1037/a0015362
          2782391
          19413429

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