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Parental Involvement

From the outset it should be understood that in Jeynes’ (2005) study as well as this

replication of that study, parental involvement is more than a single, independent

variable. Parental involvement is measured by four separate variables in both studies. The

first parental involvement variable, family structure, is a composite variable that

measures whether or not children are from intact family structures; this variable was

taken in its composite form directly from the ELS 2002 data set. While there can be little

doubt that parents play an influential role in the development of children, family structure

is not always thought of as a parental involvement variable. Its inclusion in this

replication as a parental involvement variable is best explained by the author of the

original, according to Jeynes, “for the purposes of this paper, family structure will often

be referred to as a parental involvement variable, even though it probably represents a

broader construct” (2005:104). Each of the remaining three parental involvement

variables is an index variable created by combining individual variables from the ELS

2002 data set. For example, the parental involvement variable that measures parental

attendance at school functions is created by combining individual variables that measure

1.) how often parents attend parent-teacher organization meetings; 2.) how often parents

attend school activities with 10th grader; and 3.) how often parents act as a volunteer at

the school. The parental involvement variable that measures parents checking-up on their

child’s scholastic activities is created by combining individual variables that measure 1.)

how often parents check that homework is completed; 2.) how often parents worked on

homework / school projects with 10th grader; and 3.) whether parents know 10th graders

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