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Volume 12 : 6 June 2012
ISSN 1930-2940

Managing Editor: M. S. Thirumalai, Ph.D.
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Parents’ Satisfaction about Their Involvement in Schools –
An Analysis

Naila Mushtaq, Ph.D. Scholar
Muhammad Shahzad Zafar, Ph.D. Scholar
Farkhunda Rasheed Choudhary, Ph.D. Scholar
Sufiana Khatoon Malik, Ph.D.


The objectives of the study were to find out the opinion of parents about the environment of the school, find out awareness of parents about school curriculum, find out parents views regarding communication about school, explore the views of parents regarding principal’s concerns about their complaints, to find out the relationship between parent’s qualifications and their involvement in school meetings. The study was descriptive in nature. Data was collected using the survey method with a questionnaire. Sample was selected by convenient sampling. Sample of the study constituted 76 parents of the students. The study led to the findings that majority of the parents were very much satisfied with the school atmosphere, reputation in the area, and security of the school’s environment. Majority of the parents knew the curriculum of the school; however, many parents were of the view that they had no clear information of what was being taught in the school. Majority of the parents staunchly agreed that the school effectively dealt with the inappropriate behavior of the students. An average number of parents were agreed that the school encouraged them to play an active part in the school matters; an average number of parents preferred to attend meetings arranged at school, and most of the parents were informed about social events arranged in the school. Majority of the parents agreed that the principal gave attention to the complaints of the parents. It was found that there was a positive relationship between parents’ qualifications, and their interest in parent-teacher meetings.

Key Words: Parental involvement (PI), Parent Development Meetings (PDMs), Parent Teacher Association (PTA).


“Parental involvement helps to access the academic achievement of the learners in any form at secondary level” (Dixon, 1992, p. 16). The idea of parental involvement with the student and the school has great meaning which helps to create great incentive for all related individuals. It is recognized that schools commonly don’t know what is the meaning of the word Parental involvement (Vandergrift & Greene, 1992). According to Vandergrift and Greene, primarily, there are two basic components that work together mutually well for making up the concept of parental involvement. One of these works as the agreement for the support of parents. This concept helps to hold up the learners, as concerned, comforting, and thoughtful. The other essentials require activities from parents, and their contributions like their helping the learners in different activities in the school. “This arrangement of intensity of dedication and active collaboration makes the parents to involve themselves in the school” (Vandergift & Greene, 57).

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Naila Mushtaq, Ph.D. Scholar

Muhammad Shahzad Zafar, Ph.D. Scholar

Farkhunda Rasheed Choudhary, Ph.D. Scholar

Sufiana Khatoon Malik, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

Education Department
National University of Modern Languages (NUML)
Islamabad, Pakistan

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