Teacher Perceptions of Parent Efficacy
for Helping Children Succeed in School
Last updated: May, 2005
This scale was adapted from Hoover-Dempsey, Bassler and Brissie (1992) and
is reported in Hoover-Dempsey, Walker, Jones and Reed (2002). It assesses
teacher perceptions of parent efficacy for helping children succeed in school.
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):
.80 (pre-test); .69 (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.”
|My students’ parents help their children learn.
|My students’ parents have little influence on
their children’s motivation to do well in school.
|If my students’ parents try
really hard, they can help their children learn even when the children are
|My students’ parents feel successful
about helping their children learn.
|My students’ parents don’t
know how to help their children make educational progress.
|My students’ parents help their
children with school work at home.
|My students’ parents make a
significant, positive educational difference in their children’s lives.
Hoover-Dempsey, K.V., Bassler, O.C., & Brissie, J.S. (1992). Parent
efficacy, teacher efficacy, and parent involvement: Explorations in parent-school
relations. Journal of Educational Research
, 85, 287-294.
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.