Parents are widely considered to have an important contribution to youngsters’ academic success. However, different parties have different perceptions of parental involvement. Only a limited amount of studies explored parents’ and students’ perceptions regarding parental involvement in middle school and how these perceptions are related to school achievement and wellbeing. This study assessed parents’ and students’ perceptions regarding parental involvement using self-report questionnaires with 6.380 7th grade students and 5.003 parents. The results indicated parallels between parent and student perceptions, however parents showed significantly higher levels of involvement in comparison to students. For student achievement and wellbeing, nevertheless, the effects remained small, parental involvement seemed to be an influencing factor, especially students’ perceptions of parental involvement.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019
EventAmerican Educational Research Association - Annual meeting - Toronto, Canada
Duration: 5 Apr 20199 Apr 2019


ConferenceAmerican Educational Research Association - Annual meeting
Abbreviated titleAERA 2019
Internet address


  • Parental involvement
  • Middle school
  • Perceptions
  • Achievement
  • Wellbeing


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