A Study on Parental Involvement and Academic Achievement in Elementary School Students


  • Ng Wee Kuan Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Raffles University Iskandar, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia
  • Tan Wee Chuen Faculty of Education and Social Sciences, Raffles University Iskandar, 80000 Johor Bahru, Johor, Malaysia




Previous findings indicated that greater parental involvement will lead to better educational outcomes (Hoover-Dempsey & Sandler, 1997). This research aims to examine the relationship between parental involvement and student’s academic achievement. A quantitative survey design was employed in the study. The samples were 150 families/parents of primary 3 students in a primary school at Johor Bahru. Pearson’s r correlation was used to examine the relationship between parental involvement and student’s academic achievement. However, contrary to previous findings, the results showed that there was no significant relationship between parental involvement and student’s academic achievement (n= 110; r= 0.175; p>0.05). In spite of the inconsistency, we found there is a significant relationship between the construct of parental self-efficacy and student’s academic achievement. 


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