De invloed van de sociaaleconomische status en etniciteit op ouderbetrokkenheid op brede scholen in het primair onderwijs in Rotterdam.
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Background: In recent years the number of community schools in the Netherlands has increased and the activities of these schools are being acclaimed by the government and teachers. A community school is a form of education which not only contains education, but there’s also room for sports, cultural activities, (social) care and shelter. The goal of community schools is twofold. Pupils should be challenged to do their best to improve their educational performances. In addition, pupils should also become motivated by leisure activities to save their learning outcomes and experience the school as a pleasant learning environment. In this way the government seeks optimal talent development of children. One of the spearheads of the community school is to foster parental involvement. This applies especially to Rotterdam, where approximately 173 different nationalities live together and the city a relatively high number of low skilled people has. Aim: The purpose of this study is to analyze the impact of socioeconomic status and ethnicity on parental involvement on community schools in Rotterdam. Understanding parental involvement is useful for boosting the contribution of parents to the educational and intellectual development of children. Methods: The influence of socioeconomic status and ethnicity on parental involvement was analyzed by a multiple regression. The socioeconomic status was determined by using ISEI-scores and ethnicity is divided into three categories. Parental involvement is measured based on 43 items. 106 parents from nine different schools were being surveyed. Results: The influence of socioeconomic status was significant related to parental involvement. Between ethnicity and parental involvement no relevant findings were found. Conclusion: This study has shown that socioeconomic status has a positive influence on parental involvement on community schools in Rotterdam. Between ethnicity and parental involvement no relevant relation was found.