Influence of the Family on the Pupils' Reading Performance
This study aimed to determine the contribution of the parents’ assistance on the reading abilities of the pupils. Specifically, it aimed to describe the socio – demographic profile of the parents of pupils in Pagalungan District, determine the level of parents’ assistance in reading, reading abilities of the pupils, and influence of parents’ profiles and assistance on the pupils’ reading abilities. There were 254 parents and 291 pupils considered to be the subject of the study. Percentage and frequency were used to describe the socio – demographic profile of the parents. Mean was used to determine the level of parents’ assistance and the level of pupils’ reading ability. Multiple regression analysis was used to test the hypotheses of the study. Result revealed that parents were moderately aware of their role in providing the need of their pupils in school; regulated to assist their children in home; and motivated in making productivity and quality time assisting the reading of the pupils. It is also found out that parents’ socio – demographic profiles significantly influence the oral and silent reading ability of the pupils. In this, age and educational attainment were considered great predictors of pupils’ reading abilities. Result further revealed that parents’ assistance in reading significantly influence the oral and silent reading abilities of their children. Parents’ self – motivation and empathy found to be the best predictors of pupils’ reading abilities. Thus, it is recommended that parents should enhance and strengthen their role as parents to the education of their children.
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The descriptive – survey method of research was used in this study in determining the level of parents’ assistance in reading. Complete enumeration was used to get the number of parents and pupil respondents. A total of 254 parents, 158 Grade VI pupils, and 133 Grade V pupils were the subject of the study. Data collected were tallied and tabulated. Socio– demographic profiles of the parents were described using frequency and percentage. Level of Parents’ Assistance In Reading (PAIR) and level ability of the pupils were determined using weighted mean while hypotheses were tested using multiple linear regression techniques.