Parent Perspectives of Parental Involvement and Barriers at the Middle and Elementary Levels in a Suburban School District: A Multiple Regression Quantitative Study


Amber Hope

Document Type


Degree Name

Doctor of Education (Ed.D)


Educational Administration

Date of Award

Fall 2020


Several studies have found that students with involved parents, regardless of income or educational background, have higher chances of achieving high academic grades, attending school consistently, and graduating high school. The purpose of this multiple regression quantitative study is twofold. The researcher will examine whether a list of independent variables such as school level, age, gender, ethnicity, and education background levels of parents, predict self-reported parental involvement. Next, the researcher will explore school barriers that parents may experience at the elementary and middle school levels. The findings of this research may help schools learn how to eliminate these barriers within the suburban community. Forming parent involvement teams could help families with parenting practices and provide parental involvement policies that increase parent activity to ensure students are successful in school.


Julia Ballenger

Subject Categories

Education | Educational Administration and Supervision