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variable which was comprised of data collected two years after the independent variable

for family structure yields a statistically significant, positive coefficient.

Hypothesis 2: Academic achievement scores for students who discuss school activities with

their parents will be higher than scores for students who do not discuss school

activities with their parents.

Hypothesis 2 also appears to gain support in the regression model created with the

more recent data set. For the reading, math and combined math/reading variables, parents

discussing school did, in fact, have higher scores, than students whose parents did not

discuss scholastic activities. Standardized coefficients for the discussion variable are

consistent with the same variables in the original Jeynes study.

Hypothesis 3: Students from families where parental involvement includes checking up on

their homework will likely exhibit lower academic achievement scores relative

to those students whose parents do not check up on their homework.

Hypothesis 3 is also supported in the current study. This hypothesis was predicated

on the results of the original study, and the current data set produced results consistent

with those found by Jeynes. Although the coefficients are relatively weak, coefficients for

parents’ checking up on their children’s homework on three of the four achievement

variables are negative and statistically significant.

Hypothesis 4: After controlling for all other variables, family SES will emerge as the

variable having the largest effect on academic achievement.

Hypothesis 4 is also supported by this study. Although Jeynes’ standardized

coefficients indicate that SES has the strongest effect on academic achievement, the

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