International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

The Impact of Parental Involvement in Schools on the Self-Esteem of Arab Children in Israel
Emad Gith

The present research aims to explore the relationships between parental involvement and children’s self-esteem and the impact of this involvement on the self-esteem of children. Thedifference between the parental involvement of Arab mothers and fathers is additionally investigated. The current study targeted a population of 210 Arab Palestinian parents and their child rennin Israel. The results indicate that parental involvement impacts children’s self-esteem; moreover, the involvement of mothers is much higher than that of fathers in all components of parental involvement. These results may encourage an increasedinterest in the role of fathers’ involvement in schools on Arab children in Israel.The current analysis suggests that policies and workplace practices that enable parental involvement may be important for the development of children’s self-esteem. The ongoing imbalance between the involvement of mothers and fathers in their children’s schools suggests a continuing need for such policies and practices to encourage this involvement in Arab society in Israel. The study suggests the examination of mediating factors, such asparent-teacher relations, in future research; further investigations could examine if mediating variables specify the correlation between parental involvement and children’s self-esteem and if these variables enrich it.

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