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Title: The validity of the parental academic support scale: associations among relational and family involvement outcomes

Authors: Joseph P. Mazer; Blair Thompson

Addresses: Department of Communication, Clemson University, 407 Strode Tower, Clemson, SC 29634, USA ' Department of Communication, Western Kentucky University, 159 Fine Arts Center, Bowling Green, KY 42101, USA

Abstract: This study compiled validity evidence for the parental academic support scale (PASS), a multi-dimensional instrument that measures parent-teacher communication across five factors (child's academic performance, classroom behaviour, preparation, hostile peer interactions and health). Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) demonstrated close model fit and replicated previous CFA tests, providing further content validity evidence. Associations between parental academic support, relational closeness, relationship satisfaction and family involvement illustrate that the PASS construct is related to similar constructs, offering further evidence for construct validity. Implications and areas for future research are addressed.

Keywords: confirmatory factor analysis; parental academic support; P-12 level; relationship outcomes; validity.

DOI: 10.1504/IJQRE.2017.086498

International Journal of Quantitative Research in Education, 2017 Vol.4 No.1/2, pp.120 - 132

Received: 30 Apr 2016
Accepted: 25 Dec 2016

Published online: 10 Sep 2017 *

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