This study compared the relationship of student and parent perceptions of school climate to the student's academic performance and school problem behaviors (disciplinary referrals, unexcused absences, and tardiness). A sample of students (n=531), grades 7-12, completed the School Climate Survey (Haynes et al., 1996). Additional information was obtained regarding each student's academic performance and school problem behaviors. A randomly selected sample of parents were sent the School Climate Survey,

Parent Edition and were asked to voluntarily return them (n=45). Correlation results found no significant relationship between parent and student perceptions of school climate. A significant relationship was found between Parent Involvement and academic performance and also between Achievement Motivation and academic performance and school problem behaviors. The Multiple Regression analyses that were conducted indicated that Parent Involvement, disciplinary referrals, and tardiness best predicted their child's academic performance.

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School environment--Evaluation; Parents--Attitudes; School children--Attitudes; Academic achievement

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School Psychology (MS)

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Department of Psychology (CLA)


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Physical copy available from RIT's Wallace Library at LC210 .M35 2006


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