The Relationship of School Family Engagement Program and Parental Involvement in a Public Junior High School
Rodney Allan V. Gianan1, Merry Ruth M. Gutierrez, Ph.D.2
Mambugan National High School, Siruna Village, Mambugan, Antipolo City1
Philippine Normal University, Taft Ave. Manila, Philippines2
Motivating parents and families to be involved in their children’s academic lives is a necessary component of literacy instruction. The study focused on family engagement and parental involvement. The researcher selected 300 parents among Grade VII students from Mambugan National High School, District 1 in Antipolo City to assess their awareness about the school’s family engagement program related to school climate, student learning, communication, volunteering, and decision making. It also aimed to determine the extent of their involvement in terms of the aspects enumerated, to test the relationship between their awareness on school family engagement programs and the extent of their involvement, and to use the results as inputs in developing a parent training program for family engagement. The researcher used a two-part Questionnaire Checklist assessing how parents perceive the school family engagement activities and rating the parents’ involvement in school family engagement program. Through data analysis using weighted mean and Pearson’s r, findings revealed that both the parents’ perception on school family engagement program and the extent of parental involvement yielded Student Learning as a top priority and the parents’ ultimate reason when they engage themselves in school-initiated programs that need their support. Furthermore, this study found out that there is a significant relationship between their awareness about school family engagement programs and the extent of their involvement in terms of school climate, student learning, communication, volunteering, and decision making.
Keywords: Family Engagement, Parental Involvement, Descriptive Correlational, Philippines