Linking Socioeconomic Status to Mexican American Youth’s Academic Achievement Through Parent Involvement in Education

@inproceedings{Altschul2012LinkingSS,
  title={Linking Socioeconomic Status to Mexican American Youth’s Academic Achievement Through Parent Involvement in Education},
  author={Inna Altschul},
  year={2012}
}
This study uses data from 1,609 Mexican American students and their parents who participated in the National Educational Longitudinal Study to examine (a) the influence of multiple socioeconomic components on youth’s academic achievement, and (b) whether these effects were mediated by parent involvement in education. Results show that the factor with the strongest direct relationship to youth’s test scores was maternal occupation, followed by family income. Maternal education level was also… CONTINUE READING

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