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ERIC Number: EJ1208603
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2168-3603
Understanding School-Family Contact and Academic and Behavioral Performance among Adolescent Students in Taiwan
Chen, Cliff Yung-Chi
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v7 n1 p42-55 2019
Home-school relationships and communication play an important role in promoting children's and adolescents' development and learning. This study investigated the relations between school-initiated and family-initiated contact regarding school events and concerns regarding adolescents' academic, behavioral, and health issues and adolescents' academic performance and behavioral problems in a Taiwanese context, using a secondary data analysis design. The study included a sample of 13,290 junior high school students in Taiwan, as well as their caregivers and teachers. Unlike the pervasive belief regarding the benefit of parental involvement, this study found that higher levels of overall family-initiated school contact were associated with lower academic performance. The results also suggest that the links between home-school contact and adolescents' academic performance and behavioral problems may be a function of the nature of contact initiated by either the family or the school. Implications for school psychology practice and research are provided.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan