SA Journal of Education, Volume 38, Supplement 2, December 2018

Enhancing classroom management through parental involvement by using social networking apps

Yung-hsun Cheng, Yu-chi Chen

Abstract


The purpose of this study is to explore the classroom management effectiveness enhancement by using social networking apps through electronic devices such as smartphones, tablet computers, and personal computers, as well as the role of parental involvement. Quantitative research was conducted, and the Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) statistical technique applied. From 15 different Changhua County primary schools in Taiwan, 411 teachers were chosen using stratified random sampling in proportion to the size and location of schools. Each teacher was invited to fill out a questionnaire. A total of 403 (98.05%) questionnaires were returned, with 382 (92.94%) considered valid. In order to confirm the statistical results, a focused group interview was also conducted. The effects of the behaviour intention of using Line, parental involvement, and classroom management effectiveness were all found to be positively associated with one another. Moreover, the mediating role of parents in the relationship between the behaviour intention of using Line and classroom management effectiveness enhancement was also supported and confirmed.

https://doi.org/10.15700/saje.v38ns2a1427



ORCiD iDs of authors:
Yung-hsun Cheng - http://orcid.org/0000-0002-3870-6020
Yu-chi Chen - http://orcid.org/0000-0001-7967-1234

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