Parental involvement as it relates to student satisfaction for undergraduate students at a 4-year public university

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dc.contributor Major, Claire Howell
dc.contributor Davis, Cali M.
dc.contributor Cramer, Kathleen P.
dc.contributor Harris, Michael S.
dc.contributor.advisor Bray, Nathaniel J. Oliver, Bryan 2017-03-01T14:43:10Z 2017-03-01T14:43:10Z 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000642
dc.identifier.other Oliver_alatus_0004D_10805
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to examine the topic of parental involvement as it relates to students at a 4-year public university. Previous studies have researched parent involvement by surveying parents on how involved they are in the higher education process of their students. Without providing student input on this issue, most previous data does not present a complete picture of the effects of parent involvement and how satisfied undergraduate students are with that involvement. Universities and administrators alike should value this information to help them better understand the student-parent relationship in college. It is important to comprehend this so that when colleges and universities seek to include parents in their students' college experience, they can use past and present research to develop plausible solutions. The bodies of literature and the results of this study help create a link between the research questions and conceptual framework. The literature focuses on several main topic areas, including student satisfaction measures, Generation Y, parental involvement, perceptions of parental involvement, college transition, and the first-year experience. The examination of the literature allows for the development of four main research questions and subquestions addressing parental involvement as it relates to student satisfaction. Data for this study included a sample of 4,340 undergraduate-level students at a southeastern university. T tests, regression, and Chi-square were used to analyze the data and provide results for the four main research questions. The researcher found through analysis of the data that a relationship existed between parental involvement and student satisfaction. The results of the t tests also showed that significance existed between certain demographic groups for items under college choice, social experience, and academic experience.
dc.format.extent 146 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Higher education administration
dc.subject.other Higher education
dc.subject.other Education
dc.title Parental involvement as it relates to student satisfaction for undergraduate students at a 4-year public university
dc.type thesis
dc.type text University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies Higher Education Administration The University of Alabama doctoral Ph.D.

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