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Parental involvement is defined as a parent providing resources, being interested in, attentive to, and providing emotional resources for a child (Guay, Larose, Ratelle, & Senecal, 2005). The purpose of the current study is to examine the relationship between parental involvement and academic motivation and achievement in college students. Approximately 115 undergraduate students completed the Perceptions of Parental Autonomy-Support and Control Scale (Robbins, 1994), and the Academic Motivation Scale (Vallerand, 1992). The students' cumulative grade point averages (GPAs) were used as a measure of academic achievement. Results from independent samples t tests indicated that those students with low parental support scored significantly lower than students with high parental support on both intrinsic and extrinsic motivation, and that students with high parental control scored significantly higher on amotivation than those students with low parental control.
Buoy, Margaret M., "The Influence of Parental Involvement on Academic Motivation and Achievement in College Students" (2013). Undergraduate Honors Theses. 76.