THE IMPACT OF PARENTAL INVOLVEMENT ON ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT OF 3RD CYCLE STUDENTS IN SCHOOLS OF SOUTH LEBANON
This study explores the impact of parental involvement "PI" on academic achievements of 3rd cycle students in schools of South Lebanon. This study was conducted during the 2020/2021 school year in schools located in south Lebanon. The participants of the study involved 87 students of 7th, 8th and 9th grades studying at schools of South Lebanon, as well as 76 parents and 63 teachers of 3rd cycle. This study employs quantitative qualitative mixed research methodology to answer research questions and hypotheses. Data were collected through a survey questionnaire containing closed-ended questions and through an open-ended interview questions related to parental involvement and its effect on students’ achievement. The descriptive statistics of parents’ responses, teachers' responses and students' responses to the items in the study questionnaire were computed and discussed in order to address the questions of the study using SPSS (V. 20).The results showed that parental involvement in the form of home-based involvement had the strongest positive relationship with 7th, 8th and 9th graders’ academic achievement in schools of south Lebanon. It showed that there is a statistically significant difference at the p < 0.05 level between home-based involvement and students’ academic achievement.