The Relationship of Parental Practices and Knowledge to School Adaptation for Immigrant and Nonimmigrant High School Students

Dina Birman, Susan Ryerson Espino

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Abstract

This study assesses the impact of parent practices and knowledge of school on school success for a sample of 240 immigrant and nonimmigrant high school students and their parents. Immigrant parents from the former Soviet Union were less knowledgeable about and had less contact with the school, and allowed less autonomy than U.S.-born parents. Some differences and similarities in the relationship between parental practices and knowledge and school adaptation were found.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-166
Number of pages15
JournalCanadian Journal of School Psychology
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 2007
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • immigrants
  • parent involvement
  • school adaptation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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