M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Education--Parent participation; Students--Social conditions
The purpose of this study was to examine the effect of social economic status on a child's behavior and his parental involvement. By obtaining archival files of students formerly enrolled at the Abbott center, Tiny Tots Preschool in Vineland, NJ, the researcher was able to correlate the amount of behavior problems with parental involvement and income.
The hypothesis of this study is that children of lower socio-economic status tend to have more behavior problems and less parental involvement than children of higher socio-economic status. This hypothesis was partially supported by the study. The study found that the majority of students that exhibited high levels of behavior problems was of lower socio-economic income. However, these students' parents were as involved or sometimes more involved than their higher achieving peers.
Hoell, Alison, "The effect of income on students' behavior and parental involvement" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 853.