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Teenagers’ Opinions on Parental Involvement in Compulsory Schools in Iceland

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dc.contributor Háskóli Íslands
dc.contributor University of Iceland
dc.contributor.author Jónsdóttir, Kristín
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-20T11:15:02Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-20T11:15:02Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.citation Jonsdottir, K. (2015). Teenagers’ Opinions on Parental Involvement in Compulsory Schools in Iceland. International Journal about Parents in Education, 9(1), 24-36. http://www.ernape.net/ejournal/index.php/IJPE/article/view/306/228
dc.identifier.issn 1973-3518
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11815/1026
dc.description Publisher's version (útgefin grein)
dc.description.abstract Students’ voices in research on parental involvement in schools are rather weak since many studies report only on opinions of parents and school personnel. This paper draws on findings from a study in 14 compulsory schools and uses data from questionnaires from students in 7th to 10th grade (n=1821). The issue, students’ wishes for parents’ participation, is approached from a systemic perspective; Bronfenbrenner´s ecological systems theory, Epstein´s model of familyschool-community partnership, and Pasi Sahlberg´s Nordic point of view are applied. Multiple regression analysis testing revealed that gender, grade, and student confidence in his or her learning ability explained 9.4% of the variance (R2 ) in students’ wishes. School experiences were added in a second model and explained an additional 8.8% of the variance (R2 change). Believing that parents’ support is important for achievement and believing that discipline and peaceful class environment affects achievement were the two variables added in the third model of the regression analysis, and the overall explanation of the model was raised to 27.6% (R 2 ). Implications are that home-school cooperation on a lower-secondary level should focus more on activities related to the academic side of school life. Also, schools should take action in bettering the quality of factors related to students’ school experience since that could result in an increase in students’ interest for parental participation, which in turn contributes positively to academic achievement.
dc.format.extent 24-36
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher European Network about Parents in Education
dc.relation.ispartofseries International Journal about Parents in Education;9(1)
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.subject Parental involvement
dc.subject Teenagers
dc.subject Bronfenbrenner´s ecological systems theory
dc.subject Samstarf heimila og skóla
dc.subject Unglingar
dc.subject Bronfenbrenner
dc.title Teenagers’ Opinions on Parental Involvement in Compulsory Schools in Iceland
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dcterms.license This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
dc.description.version Peer Reviewed
dc.identifier.journal International Journal about Parents in Education
dc.relation.url http://www.ernape.net/ejournal/index.php/IJPE/index
dc.contributor.school Menntavísindasvið (HÍ)
dc.contributor.school School of Education (UI)

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