Psicologia em Estudo
Print version ISSN 1413-7372
CIA, Fabiana; PAMPLIN, Renata Christian de Oliveira and WILLIAMS, Lúcia Cavalcanti de Albuquerque. The impact of parental involvement on children's academic performance. Psicol. estud. [online]. 2008, vol.13, n.2, pp. 351-360. ISSN 1413-7372. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-73722008000200018.
The relationship between parental involvement in childrens education and childrens academic performance is provided. A total of 110 (fourth grade children) participated in this study. The children completed the questionnaire " Quality of family interaction according to the children" and were evaluated by the using the School Performance Test (TDE). Results showed that the higher the frequency of mother-and father-child communication and the greater the parents involvement in the childrens school, cultural and leisure activities, the higher the childrens academic performance. Results suggest the importance of parental involvement on the childrens academic performance. In case of deficits is this area, the urgent need of programs aiming at improving the quality of the interactions between parents and their children, is enhanced.
Keywords : Parental involvement; academic performance; children.