Parents' motivational beliefs about their involvement in young children's education

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Abstract

This study sought to assess Turkish parents' motivational beliefs, including their role activity and self-efficacy beliefs about their involvement in young children's education. The impact of demographic characteristics on these motivational beliefs was also explored. Parents' motivational beliefs about their involvement were measured by using the adapted Turkish version of the related Level 1 scales from the Hoover-Dempsey and Sandler's parent involvement model. The study was conducted with 374 participants who had a child in first or second grade in elementary school. Moreover, a demographic survey was developed and used as the second instrument. The results suggested that Turkish parents as a group tend to have positive motivational beliefs about their involvement in their young children's education. Multiple linear regression analysis results revealed that parents' monthly family income is the strongest predictor of their beliefs for involvement. It was also found that parents' educational backgrounds influence their self-efficacy beliefs about helping their children succeed in school.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1315-1329
Number of pages15
JournalEarly Child Development and Care
Volume181
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

Keywords

  • family involvement
  • motivational beliefs
  • parent involvement
  • role activity
  • self-efficacy
  • Turkish parents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Psychology

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