Meta-Analysis of Parental Involvement and Achievement in East Asian Countries

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Countless meta-analytic studies document the relation between parental involvement and achievement, but they mostly include studies conducted in the United States where parental involvement is framed as a policy issue. This is the first meta-analytic study focusing on East Asian countries characterized by high achievement levels, a comparatively standardized education system, and no policy encouraging family–school relations. A meta-analysis of 15 studies retrieved from an exhaustive search of the literature reveals a positive association between parental involvement and achievement. The strength of the relation was highest for academic socialization, followed by home involvement and school involvement, similar to previous meta-analyses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)312-337
Number of pages26
JournalEducation and Urban Society
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb 1

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The author(s) disclosed receipt of the following financial support for the research, authorship, and/or publication of this article: This work was supported in part by the Ministry of Education of the Republic of Korea and the National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF #2017-11-0427) as well as the Yonsei University Future-leading Research Initiative (#2017-22-0031).

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Urban Studies


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