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Chapter 6

CONCLUSION

Taken as a whole, the current study indicates, much like the original, that specific

types of parental involvement and intact family structure may play an important role in

the academic achievement of adolescents. The new study also began by pointing out the

importance of education as a means increasing income. Based on this research, Jeynes’

original research, and countless other studies, it also becomes clear that SES — income,

mother’s education, father’s education, mother’s occupation, and father’s occupation —

also plays a very important role in students’ academic achievement. What is unclear is

how these variables actually influence academic achievement.

With few exceptions, the academic achievement scores associated with each family

structure type have remained relatively stable over time. Moreover, the consistency in

scores may indicate that living with both biological parents — even in cases where

divorce is the eventual outcome — is associated with higher test scores in comparison to

situations where the parents are never married. In both studies, unadjusted means for all

achievement variables were highest for students from intact families, and the second

highest scores were associated with students whose parents were divorced. It is unclear

whether relatively high scores for students from divorced parents were attributable to the

positive influence of both parents prior to the divorce, or whether the scores are

attributable to a reduction in the stress that occurs in families following a divorce.

Nevertheless, unadjusted mean scores for students whose parents never married are at, or

near the bottom, in both studies. The lowest unadjusted means for all achievement

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