An Investigation into the Relationship between Student Grades and Parental Attitude towards the Teacher
Date of Degree Completion
Master of Education (MEd)
Dan A. Unruh
Second Committee Member
Third Committee Member
Donald G. Goetschius
Realizing that the parents play an important role in the total educational process, the primary purpose of this study is to determine if there is a relationship between student grades and parental attitude toward the teacher. It is contended that there is a relationship manifesting itself in the form of a positive correlation and it behooves those in education to do something to cultivate an atmosphere more conducive to educational success. Developing a mutual respect and willingness for cooperation between home and the teacher would serve to greatly enhance a child's educational experience. Another purpose of this study is to demonstrate that there is no measurable difference in the relationship with respect to the intermediate grade involved, be it fourth, fifth, or sixth. The third purpose of this paper is to determine the parents attitude towards the teacher, and then to analyze the results by examination of the individual responses by grade leve 1 and in reference to the total group. This research has been undertaken to test these hypotheses: (1) that there is a relationship between student grades and parental attitude towards the teacher, and (2) that this relationship extends through the intermediate grades without regard to grade level.
Fritts, Jerry C., "An Investigation into the Relationship between Student Grades and Parental Attitude towards the Teacher" (1971). All Master's Theses. 1615.