Homeless; student; child; academic performance; race; grade; fcat; parental involvement; housing; math; science; reading
This study examines homeless student academic performance, types of temporary housing used among the homeless, degree of stability or instability for families with school-aged children, child needs for academic success, the importance of parental involvement in a child's academic growth, and other known factors in relations to child student academic performance, with a focus on grade level and racial differences. A multiple linear regression model is used to test the hypotheses while controlling confounding variables. Statistically significant relationships are reported between race and academic performance, and grade level and academic performance. Practical and policy implications are discussed, as well as limitations of the study and need for future research.
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Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
College of Health and Public Affairs
Health and Public Affairs
Length of Campus-only Access
Doctoral Dissertation (Open Access)
Dissertations, Academic -- Health and Public Affairs; Health and Public Affairs -- Dissertations, Academic
Moore, Miriam, "Academic Performance among Homeless Students: Exploring Relationships of Socio-Economic and Demographic Variables" (2015). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 700.