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South African Journal of Education

On-line version ISSN 2076-3433
Print version ISSN 0256-0100


CHENG, Yung-hsun  and  CHEN, Yu-chi. Enhancing classroom management through parental involvement by using social networking apps. S. Afr. j. educ. [online]. 2018, vol.38, suppl.2, pp.1-14. ISSN 2076-3433.

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.

Keywords : behaviour intention; classroom management effectiveness; parental involvement; social networking apps; Taiwan's primary schools.

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