Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Liberal Studies

First Advisor

Rachel Mathews, Ed.D.

Second Advisor

Ruth L. Meese, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Linda Tennison, Ph.D.


The purpose of this study was to determine the factors related to a parent's involvement in their child's education. More specifically it addressed the factors related to the involvement by parents of children with learning disabilities. The subjects (n=52) were all parents of children with learning disabilities. All parents attending a convention sponsored by the Learning Disabilities Association of North Carolina were surveyed. A self-developed questionnaire was used for this research. 37% of the questionnaires were returned. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and a Pearson r. A significant correlation was found between teacher involvement and parental involvement (r= .33, p<.05). The return rate was not high and this was a limitation in generalizing the results. A recommendation would be to use a larger population with subjects from several conventions.



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