Parent Involvement And Student/Parent Satisfaction In Cyber Schools
Dennis Beck, Robert Maranto, Wen-Juo Lo, University of Arkansas, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
There is evidence that in traditional public schools the school satisfaction of students and parents varies by parent involvement. Prior studies suggest that multiple factors influence parental involvement, including race, socioeconomic status, parents’ educational status, and student gender and age. Although prior research has studied parental involvement and its impact on student achievement in a cyber environment, no prior research has studied its impact on student and parent school satisfaction. Here we investigate parental involvement and school satisfaction in a cyber charter school, using a student (n=269; 53.7% response rate) and parent (n=232; 48.7% response rate) survey. Results show that increases in reported parent involvement are associated with higher levels of student school satisfaction. Save regarding race, we find no statistically significant differences in school satisfaction across demographic groups. Implications are discussed.
Beck, D., Maranto, R. & Lo, W.J. (2013). Parent Involvement And Student/Parent Satisfaction In Cyber Schools. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 229-236). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).