Date of Award

12-2017

Culminating Project Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Child and Family Studies: Family Studies: M.S.

Department

Child and Family Studies

College

School of Education

First Advisor

Jane Minnema

Second Advisor

Karin Ihnen

Third Advisor

Amy Knopf

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

parent involvement, parent satisfaction, parent community, preschool program

Abstract

The effect of parent involvement in schools has been a research concern for decades. However, little research has been conducted on the impact of building parent communities within a preschool program. This study aims to investigate the effects of developing relationships among parents, building parent community, and determining whether or not this increases overall parent satisfaction and involvement. A questionnaire survey will be carried out on 26 families using a pre/post-test pre-experimental design. The findings will show that building positive adult relationships among parents increases overall parent satisfaction and involvement.

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