The purpose for this literature review is to investigate the connection of parental involvement and their children’s academic success and attitudes towards education. Based on previous research, all indicate there are numerous benefits for parents, schools, students, and the community if the parents become and remain involved in the educational process of their child. This literature review also explores the roles that schools influence on how parents become involved in the schools. Levels of parental involvement include little to no involvement, standard involvement, and extreme involvement will all be discussed. Extreme parental involvement in their children’s education has been talked about more frequently in recent years; terms such as helicopter parents have been introduced. The educational system is one that is consumed by administrators, policy makers, educators, parents, and students, working as a team of collaborators with benefits for all parties.

Date of Award

Spring 4-30-2021

Document Type

Capstone Paper

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Counselor Education

First Advisor

Anquinetta Calhoun





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