Publication Date

Spring 5-4-2023

Document Type

Student Project

First Advisor

Ogg, Julia

Degree Name

B.S. (Bachelor of Science)


Department of Psychology


The current study examined the relationship between parent trust and parent involvement. Higher levels of parent involvement have been shown to have positive effects on child behavior and achievement, and past studies have found significant positive correlations between levels of trust and involvement. ADHD was examined as a possible moderator of the association between trust and parent involvement. Extant data from a larger study involving parents of students in kindergarten was examined. Regression was used to examine the association between parent trust and parent involvement behaviors. ADHD was included in the regression models as a moderator. Results indicated that some forms of involvement may be predicted by trust, where only one type of involvement was predicted significantly. Inattentive symptoms did moderate this interaction between trust and home-school communication. Findings contribute to understanding the association between trust and various forms of parent involvement and how that interaction may be effect by child behaviors.