The Influence of Parental Involvement and Education Policy on Student Achievement in High Schools in NongChok District, Bangkok, Thailand

https://doi.org/10.22146/jkap.12518

Saralee Yosai(1*)

(1) Magister Administrasi Publik Universitas Gadjah Mada
(*) Corresponding Author

Abstract


The purpose of this research is to study the influence of parental involvement in education related activities on student achievement in high schools in NongChok District, Bangkok, Thailand. To compare the influence that  parental involvement has  on  student achievement as well as  analyze the joint  influence of parental involvement and education policy on  student achievement,  parents are categorized in accordance with demographic characteristics. The population in the comprised  parents who have  children that are currently studying in  public high schools in NongChok district, Bangkok, Thailand. A non-random sampling method was used in determining the sample of respondents used in the survey.  The calculated sample size was 210 respondents. Data were collected using  structured questionnaire which had 0.88  reliability. Determining demographic characteristics was based on descriptive statistics (percentage, mean, and Standard Deviation; while  One-way ANOVA, and Multiple Linear Regression analysis techniques were used to analyze the data. Study results indicated that  60.5 percent of respondents were married mothers (79.5 percent), had  high school education attainment or equivalent to (51.4 percent), worked  as employees (43.8 percent), earned below or equivalent to  150,000 Baht per year (44.3 percent), and worked less than or equal to 8 hours per day (71.9 percent). Testing of  hypotheses showed that the involvement of parents  in students’ education  of parents takes various forms;  type of the parents  had a statistically significant influence on  students’ achievement at 0.01 level. The results of the multiple linear regression analysis indicated that education policy had significantly influence on  students’ achievement at 0.01 level, while  parental involvement  did not show  statistically significant relationship with  students’ achievement.


Keywords


demographic factors; education policy; parental involvement; student achievement

Full Text:

PDF


References

Berns, M. Roberta. (1985). Child, Family, Community. USA: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. pp. 81-90.

Bjorklund, F. David &Blasi, Hernandez Carlos. (2012). Child And Adolescent Development: An Integrated Approach. Canada: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. pp. 533.

Brooks, B. Jane. (1987). The Process Of Parenting. USA: Mayfield Publishing Company. pp. 379-381.

Christenson, S.L &Conoley, J.C. (1992). Home-School Collaboration: Enhancing Children's Academic And Social Competence. Maryland: The National Association of School Psychologists.

Comer, J. (1988). Educating Poor Minority Children. Scientific American. pp. 24.

Epstein, J.L. (1988). How Do We Improve Programs For Parental Involvement?. Educational Horizons. pp. 58-59.

Ferrett, K. Sharon. (2010). Peak Performance: Success In College And Beyond. New York. NY: McGraw-Hill Higher education. pp. 465.

Feurngpraditkul, Nophadol. (2011).Community's Participation In Local Curriculum Development Of Suraohayeemina School, Nongchok District, Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. Bangkok: ChandrakasemRajabhat University.

Hoover-Dempsey, K.V., & Sandler, H.M. (1997). Why Do Parents Become Involved In Their Children's Education?. Review of Educational Research. pp.3-42.

Hurlock, B. Elizabeth. (1956). Child Development. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, Inc. pp. 525.

Kiewra, A. Kenneth. (2009). Teaching How To Learn: The Teacher’s Guide To Student Success. California: Corwin. pp. 106-167

McCanddless, R. Boyd & Trotter, J. Robert. (1977). Children Behavior And Development. USA: Holt, Rinehart & Winston. pp.118-120.

Munsinger, Harry. (1975). Fundamentals Of Child Development. USA: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. pp. 353-359.

Mussen, H. Paul, Conger, J. John & Kagan Jerome. (1974). Child Development And Personality. New York: Harper & Row. pp. 433-436.

Newcombe Nora. (1996). Child Development. New York: HarperCollins College. pp. 362- 406.

Office of the Education Council. (2008) Education In Thailand 2007. Bangkok: Office of the Education Council. pp. 201-207.

Santrock, W. John. (2006). Educational Psychology: Classroom Update. New York: McGraw Hill. pp. 432.

Sudjana. (1996). MetodaStatistika. Bandung: Tarsito. pp. 491-496.

Sutherland, Margaret. (1988). Theory of Education. New York: Longman. pp. 63.

Taneja, Vidya Ratna. (1976). Educational Thought And Practice. New Delhi: Sterling Publisher. pp. 236-7.

Worrakijkasemkul, Somchai. (2010). ระเบียบวิธีการวิจัย ทางพฤติกรรมศาสตร์ และสังคมศาสตร์[The methodology of research in behavioral science and social sciences]. Udonthani. Aksornsin Publication.

Yeamkamon, Anchalee. (2009) Role Of Basic Education School Board In Participating In Basic Education Management Of School In NongChok District Under Bangkok Metropolitan Administration. Bangkok: DhonburiRajabhat University.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.22146/jkap.12518

Article Metrics

Abstract views : 1768 | views : 919

Refbacks

  • There are currently no refbacks.




Copyright (c) 2016 JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.

Copyright of JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik) ISSN 0852-9213 (print), ISSN 2477-4693 (online)

Gedung MAP FISIPOL UGM, Kampus FISIPOL UGM Unit II

Jl. Prof. Dr. Sardjito, Sekip, Yogyakarta, 55281,

Phone: 0274-563825

Fax: 0274-589655
Email: igpa@ugm.ac.id