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For the most recent versions of the scales used in the papers below, please go to our scale description website.  You will find parent and student measures listed in the model.  Teacher measures (as seen in Hoover-Dempsey et al., 2002, and Hoover-Dempsey et al., 2001) are listed below the model.

Selected Published Papers

Green, C. L., Walker, J. M. T., Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., & Sandler, H.
(2007). Parents’ motivations for involvement in children’s education: An empirical test of a theoretical model of parental involvement. Journal of Educational Psychology. 99, 532-544.

APA policy requires that pdf versions of the published paper be made available only through APA. The published paper may be downloaded for a fee from: http://content.apa.org/journals/edu/99/3/532.html

APA policy does allow us to make a draft version of the paper available as a Microsoft Word document. This version may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. Used with permission of the American Psychological Association and the Journal of Educational Psychology. Copyright © 2007.  All rights reserved.

Green, C. L. & Hoover-Dempsey, K. V. (2007). Why do parents home-school?  A systematic examination of parental involvement. Education and Urban Society, 39, 264-285.

        This article is not available for download at this time; however, a pdf may be downloaded from Sage Publishing:                    

         http://eus.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/39/2/264

Walker, J. M. T., & Hoover-Dempsey, K. V. (2006).Why research on parental
involvement is important to classroom management.
In C. M. Evertson & C. S. Weinstein (Eds.), Handbook of Classroom Management: Research, Practice and Contemporary Issues (pp 665-684). NY: Lawrence Erlbaum.
This article is available in PDF format.

Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Walker, J. M. T., & Sandler, H. M., (2005).  Parents' motivations for involvement in their children's education.  In E. N. Patrikakou, R. P. Weisberg, S. Redding, and H. J. Walberg, (Eds.), School-Family Partnerships for Children's Success (pp. 40-56).  NY: Teachers College Press.

    This article is available in PDF format.

Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Walker, J. M. T., Sandler, H. M., Whetsel, D., Green, C. L., Wilkins, A. S., & Closson, K. E. (2005). Why do parents become involved? Research findings and implications. Elementary School Journal, 106(2); 105-130

    This article is available in PDF format.

    We would like to thank all authors, The Elementary School Journal, and
    the University of Chicago Press for generously allowing us to post the
    article on our site.© 2005 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.


Walker, J. M., Wilkins, A. S., Dallaire, J., Sandler, H. M., & Hoover-Dempsey, K. V. (2005). Parental involvement: Model revision through scale development. Elementary School Journal, 106(2); 85-104

    This article is available in PDF format.

    We would like to thank all authors, The Elementary School Journal, and
    the University of Chicago Press for generously allowing us to post the
    article on our site.© 2005 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.


Walker, J. M. T., Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Whetsel, D. R., & Green, C. L.
(2004). Parental involvement in homework: A review of current research and its implications for teachers, after school program staff, and parent
leaders. Cambridge, MA: Harvard Family Research Project. Retrieved October 8, 2004
, from
http://www.gse.harvard.edu/hfrp/projects/fine/resources/research/homework.html

Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Wilkins, A. S., O’Connor, K. P. J., & Sandler, H. M. (April, 2004). Parent role construction for involvement: Interactions among theoretical, measurement and pragmatic issues in instrument development. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Diego, CA.

    This paper is provided as a Microsoft Word document

Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Walker, J. M. T., Jones, K. P., & Reed, R. P. (2002). Teachers Involving Parents (TIP): An in-service teacher education program for enhancing parental involvement. Teaching and Teacher Education, 18(7), 1-25.

    By request of the publisher, this article is not available in PDF format.  
    Rather, this article is provided as a Microsoft Word document.

    We would like to thank all authors, Teaching and Teacher Education, and
    Elsevier Science for generously allowing us to post the article on our site.
    © 2002 by Elsevier Science. All rights reserved.
    The following is the link to Elsevier Science:

    http://www.elsevier.com/locate/tate
    http://www.ScienceDirect.com

Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Battiato, A. C., Walker, J. M. T., Reed, R. P., Dejong, J. M., & Jones, K. P. (2001). Parental involvement in homework. Educational Psychologist, 36, 195-210.

    This article is available in PDF format.

    We would like to thank all authors, The Educational Psychologist, and
    Lawrence Erlbaum Associates for generously allowing us to post the article
    on our site.© 2001 by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates. All rights reserved.

Hoover-Dempsey, K.V., & Sandler, H. (1997). Why do parents become involved in their children’s education? Review of Educational Research, 67(1) 3-42.

 This article is available in PDF format.

We would like to thank all authors, Review of Educational Research, and The American Educational Research Association for generously allowing us to post the article on our site.© 1997 by the American Educational Research Association; reproduced with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. This work may be downloaded only. It may not be copied or used for any purpose other than scholarship. If you wish to make copies or use it for a nonscholarly purpose, please contact AERA directly at www.aera.net.

Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Bassler, O. C., & Burow, R. (1995). Parents’ reported involvement in students’ homework: Strategies and practices. The Elementary School Journal, 95(5), 435-450.

    This article is available in PDF format.

    We would like to thank all authors, The Elementary School Journal, and
    the University of Chicago Press for generously allowing us to post the
    article on our site.© 1995 by The University of Chicago. All rights reserved.

Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., & Sandler, H. (1995). Parental involvement in children’s education: Why does it make a difference? Teachers College Record, 97(2), 310-331.

    This article is available in PDF format.

    We would like to thank all authors, the Teachers College Record, and the
    Blackwell Publishing for generously allowing us to post the article on our
    site.© 1995 by Blackwell Publishing. All rights reserved.

Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Bassler, O. C., & Brissie, J. S. (1992). Explorations in parent-school relations. Journal of Educational Research, 85(5), 287-294.

    This article is available in PDF format.

    Used with permission of the Helen Dwight Reid Educational Foundation.
    Published by Heldref Publications, 1319 18th Street, NW, Washington, DC
    20036-1802.  Copyright © 1992.  All rights reserved.
    The following is the link to Heldref Publications:

    http://www.heldref.org/html/jer.html

Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Bassler, O. C., & Brissie, J. S. (1987). Parent involvement: Contributions of teacher efficacy, school socioeconomic status, and other school characteristics. American Educational Research Journal, 24(3), 417-435.

    This article is available in PDF format.

We would like to thank all authors, American Educational Research Journal, and The American Educational Research Association for generously allowing us to post the article on our site.© 1987 by the American Educational Research Association; reproduced with permission of the publisher. All rights reserved. This work may be
downloaded only. It may not be copied or used for any purpose other than scholarship. If you wish to make copies or use it for a nonscholarly purpose, please contact AERA directly at www.aera.net.



Selected Papers Currently in Press

Walker, J. M. T., Green, C. L., Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., & Sandler, H. M. (in progress). The influence of parental involvement on student learning attributes.

Green, C. L., Hoover-Dempsey, K. V., Sandler, H., & Walker, J. M. T. (submitted). Latino parents’ motivations for involvement in their children’s education.


The Family-School Partnership Lab is part of the Psychology and Human Development Department, Peabody College, Vanderbilt University.