Importance of Family Education, School Participation: Determinants of Adolescent Values


  • Wang Yao Philippine Christian University


family education, school participation, adolescent values


The study aims to assess the Importance of Family Education on adolescent values formation among 226 primary and secondary schools in Fuyang City, Anhui Province, China. Descriptive Correlational Analysis shows that the parent's profile comprises all ages, young and old, holders of either primary, secondary, or post-graduate educational qualifications. The children's mother is between 25 and 41 and above. As to the number of children, most had 1-3, and the same number of those studying, some children are already working, others were sent either to public or private schools whose performance was excellent to fair. The Parents agreed in their assessment of family education in terms of conformity, tradition, benevolence, universalism, self-direction, stimulation, hedonism, achievement, power, and security.

There is a significant difference in the assessment regarding parental education participation when grouped with children's school performance. More importantly, the higher the assessment in parental education participation, the higher the assessment of the portrait values regarding conformity. Moreover, there is no significance when grouped into age, highest educational qualification, number of children, number of children studying, number of children working, type of children's school, age of mother, and highest educational qualification of a mother. However, other variables are significant regarding universalism and hedonism, stimulation, conformity, tradition, portrait values, and achievement when grouped to the age number of children's school performance.

This study recommended that Parents and universities need an open line of communication to understand the significant roles of their children. Parental Guidance is much needed; thus, they must strictly monitor and supervise their children's daily tasks. University needs to have a Diary Journal for day-to-day activities and assignments and Long Exams monitoring, and future researchers may do a similar study using other variables.