school size, climate, urban, middle, high, small schools, reform, mediation analysis, parents, engagement, family involvement, safety, respect
Elementary Education | Social Work
his study sought to examine the direct and indirect associations between school size and parents perceptions of the invitations for involvement provided by their childrens school in a school system that has actively attempted to reduce the negative effects of school size. Using data from the New York Public Schools; annual Learning Environment Survey, path analysis was used to examine the role that school climate plays in mediating the relationship between school size and parents perceptions of invitations for involvement. Results from an analysis of middle and high school parents who participated in the annual school survey provided evidence that parents perceptions of safety and of respect from the school mediated the relationship between school size and perceptions of the extent of the invitations for involvement provided by the school. The indirect effect of school size via perception of safety and respect was larger than the direct effect of school size on parents& perceptions of invitation for involvement
School Community Journal,School Community Journal
Goldkind, Lauri and Farmer, G. Lawrence, "The Enduring Influence of School Size and School Climate on Parents’ Engagement in the School Community" (2013). Social Service Faculty Publications. 12.
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