Effects of Parental Attitude on Academic Performance at Primary School: Sample of Istanbul

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Yeşilyurt M., Okuyucu A.

Temel Eğitim, vol.1, no.1, pp.60-70, 2019 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 1 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Journal Name: Temel Eğitim
  • Page Numbers: pp.60-70
  • Yıldız Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Societies are engaged in establishing systems by setting various rules in order to be able to maintain and develop their continuity. Education is one of the most important factors for society. With education, new generations are trained in terms of the characteristics and needs of the society. The future of this education is starting in the family environment and continuing in the state institutions. Throughout this process the learning’s realized by individuals are different and the achievements and failures are emerging. The surplus of individuals who are successful for the society is important. The reasons for the differences in success will undoubtedly vary for children. However, it can be seen that there are children who cannot learn in a positive environment as well as individuals who achieve great success despite being in a negative environment. This lead us to the idea that more important factors for the individual than environment and possibilities may be sufficient for success alone or together. Apart from the facilities and environment, the common elements of the children are teacher and the family. Is the teacher the main factor or the parents for the child succeed? In line with this question, “Parents Attitude Scale” was applied to the 4th grade students for the attitudes of the parents. Scale results indicated that the attitudes of parents of successful students were more positive than that of parents of unsuccessful students.