Parental perceptions of life context variables for involvement in their young children's education

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Abstract

The purpose of this study was to discover Turkish parents’ perceptions of life context variables, including personal knowledge and skills and personal time and energy for involvement activities in their young children's education. The scales used in this study were based on parents’ self-report, and included: (1) Parental Perceptions of Personal Knowledge and Skills for Involvement Activities and (2) Parental Perceptions of Personal Time and Energy for Involvement Activities. Moreover, a demographic survey was developed and used as the second instrument in this study. The results suggested that parents as a group tend to have positive perceptions of life context variables for involvement in their young children's education and their income is the strongest predictor of these perceptions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-366
Number of pages14
JournalEducation 3-13
Volume44
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 3 2016

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Keywords

  • early childhood education
  • parent involvement
  • parental efficacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Life-span and Life-course Studies

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