Ms. Kuldeep Kaur


Education is an immense necessity for everyone. It develops us mentally and intellectually to overcome challenges with rational thoughts. To initiate such abilities, the role of parents and educators has been recognised as a significant factor for student’s academic success. Hence, the present study aimed to examine the impact of parental involvement and classroom climate on student’s critical thinking by using path analysis approach. The sample of 236 students of Class-XII standard was selected by simple random sampling for investigation. Parental Involvement Rating Scale (PIRS) developed by C. Naseema and A. Gafoor, Classroom Learning Environment Inventory by K.S. Misra and Critical Thinking Test constructed by researcher have been used for the collection of data. Product moment correlation coefficient was computed for analysis of data. SPSS AMOS was used to estimate the path coefficients to measure the magnitude of relationship between the predictor variables and criterion variable. The results reveal that there is a significant relationship between parental involvement and student’s critical thinking. It also showed that there is a significant relationship between classroom learning environment and student’s critical thinking. Further it recommended that the collective effort by parents and educators may cultivate an adoptive motivational foundation to enhance student’s critical thinking skills.


Parental Involvement, Classroom Environment, Critical Thinking, Path Analysis

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