THE PROBLEM: RATIONALE AND BACKGROUND
Background of the Study
Family, they are the ones that will always be there for you no matter how screwed up you become, they will always have your back. It has been increasingly recognised in the fields of education and psychology that family has a significant impact to the student’s development and learning.
Henderson and Mapp present definitions of “parent involvement” and “student achievement.” According to the authors, “The studies were fairly uniform in how they defined and measured student academic achievement.” They also include, “Taken as a whole, these studies found a positive and convincing relationship between family involvement and benefits for students, including improved academic achievement. This relationship holds across families of all economic, racial/ethnic, and educational backgrounds and for students of all ages. Although there is less research on the effects of community involvement, it also suggests benefits for schools, families and students, including improved achievement and behavior.”
Family Relationships have its large contribution to the student’s academic performances. Family is the most important support group for most students both inside as well as outside the school. The students’ performance is largely determinded by the lasting good relationships with the family and these relationships are largely connected on many different factors, especially family relationships.
Strong family relationships rely on positive and continuous communication. The relationships formed within the family are a significant help to a young person’s life. According to Kumpfer & Alvardo, 2003, the most important protective factors that families can provide are positive parent-child relationships, positive...