Teacher Beliefs About Parent Involvement
Last updated: May, 2005
This scale is reported in Hoover-Dempsey, Walker,
Jones and Reed (2002). It was adapted from Epstein, Salinas & Horsey
(1994). It assesses teacher beliefs about parental involvement (e.g., beliefs
about the importance of parental involvement; beliefs about parents’ ability
to be involved).
The measure employs a six-point, Likert-type scale: 1=disagree very strongly,
2=disagree, 3=disagree just a little, 4=agree just a little, 5=agree, 6=agree
Alpha reliability for the scale as reported in Hoover-Dempsey et al. (2002):
.65 (pre-test); .75 (post-test).
Participants were asked to respond to the following prompt:
“In this section, please indicate HOW MUCH YOU AGREE OR DISAGREE with each
of the statements.”
|Parent involvement is important for a good
|Most parents know how to help their children
with schoolwork at home.
| Every family has some strengths
that can be tapped to increase student success in school.
|All parents could learn ways
to help their children with schoolwork at home, if shown how.
|Parent involvement can help
teachers be more effective with more students.
|Parents of children at this
school want to be involved more than they are.
|Parent involvement is important
for student success in school.
|This school views parents
as important partners.
Epstein, J.L., Salinas, K.C., & Horsey, C.S. (1994). Reliabilities
and summaries of scales: School and family partnership surveys of teachers
and parents in the elementary middle grades
. Baltimore, MD:
Center on Families, Communities, Schools, and Children’s Learning and
Center for Research on Effective Schooling for Disadvantaged Students,
Johns Hopkins University.
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), 843-467.