The Relationship between parents’ perceptions of school climate and their involvement in school

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2015
Ertem, Hasan Yücel
Parent perceptions of school climate contribute to parent involvement or engagement in the school and this process may result in an increase in positive school outcomes. The purpose of this study is to examine the relationship between parent perceptions of school climate and parent involvement. Correlational research design as a quantitative research model was used to examine this relationship. The population of the study that consisted of parents of students in primary and middle schools in Ankara. The sample for the study was selected from Çankaya, Yenimahalle, Altındağ, and Keçiören which are four provinces of Ankara through two-stage sampling. In the first stage, schools were selected. Parents were selected in the second stage. The scales of school climate and parent involvement were administered to parents. The scale of school climate was adapted into Turkish through a pilot study. Exploratory factor analysis was conducted using SPSS 22.0 while confirmatory factor analysis was conducted in AMOS 18.0. Descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation and hierarchical multiple regression analysis were performed in SPSS 22.00. The results of the study showed that there was a positive relationship between parents’ perceptions of school climate and their involvement in school. Also, perceptions of academic climate, safety, and social climate which were sub-dimensions of school climate predicted parent involvement and its sub-dimensions which were parenting, decision-making, school interaction, and learning at home. To enforce connectivity between families and school, all stakeholders should work together.

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H. Y. Ertem, “The Relationship between parents’ perceptions of school climate and their involvement in school,” M.S. - Master of Science, Middle East Technical University, 2015.