Leslie Anne Miclat Diez
Abstract: This study aimed to determine the level of parental involvement of solo parents to the education process of their children in the facets of school work support, financial support and moral support, as perceived by their children, and to look into the relationship of these to the academic performance of the students. The study also described the profile of the student respondents according to sex, number of household members, the present parent in their home, the highest educational attainment of their present parent, and their households monthly income. The research used the First Grading Period general average of the respondents as the sole basis for their academic performance. The study was conducted during the First half of the school year 2018 2019, that is from June until October. Using Descriptive Qualitative research design, instruments used was survey questionnaire employing Likert Scale on the level of frequency of actions of support stated. The study used Frequency, Percentage, Mean, Pearson Correlation and t-test as statistical tools that helped draw interpretations of results that there is no significant relationship between the parental involvement of solo parents in the education of their children, and the academic performance of the student respondents, thus accepting the null hypothesis. Based on the results, majority of the respondents are female students living in a household with 3 to 4 members, led by single mothers who reached Secondary school earning PhP 7000.00 at the most per month. The respondents, who mostly have a passing first grading period general average, perceived that their single parents involvement in their education in the aspects of School Work Support and Moral Support as Sometimes, and Often in terms of Financial Support.
Keywords: Solo Parents, Solo Parent Households, Academic Performance, Parental Involvement