JANUARY 2024 ISSUE

Research Article

Parental Involvement of Economically Challenged Students in the New Normal Education

Abstract

Parental involvement in their children's education plays a vital role in the holistic development of the child’s potential. It is a paramount factor for student’s academic success. This study focused on the parental involvement of economically challenged students in the new normal. The primary purpose of the research study was to determine the level of homebased parental involvement, coping, challenges encountered, and coping mechanisms. Respondents are parents of bonafide students of Lapinigan National High School during the school year 2021-2022. The study utilized a mixed descriptive research method employing a quantitative-descriptive survey and qualitative thematic data analysis. The study employed frequency, weighted mean, percentage, and Spearman rank correlation coefficient to analyze quantitative data on the demographic profile, home-based involvement, and parents' coping mechanisms. The findings revealed that respondents are married mothers, high school graduates, primarily housekeepers, and have 3 to 4 children. Parents' home-based involvement falls into giving positive reinforcement to their children working independently in the light of remote learning. Findings revealed that gender, marital status, and number of children have no significant relationship to the level of home-based involvement. Educational attainment and occupation exhibited a significant relationship. Thematic analysis indicated that parents encountered struggles in the cultural aspect, including setting priorities, parental role, and limited knowledge. In addition, parents experienced inflation, unemployment, and inadequate resources in the economic aspect. Furthermore, results showed that parents hurdled challenges through religious coping, self-management, social support, and resourcefulness. The study recommended that school personnel and stakeholders utilize the proposed intervention program to acquaint parents with the diverse activities they can provide their children in remote learning. Furthermore, local government units actively implement economic and livelihood programs that would benefit parents belonging to the poor sector.

Keywords: Home-based Parental Involvement; Coping Mechanisms; New Normal Education

Parental Involvement of Economically Challenged Students in the New Normal Education