Abstract: Islamic education is a compulsory subject for Muslims in Malaysian educational system. Its purpose is to produce Muslims who are righteous, civilized and able to accomplish responsibility in this life and hereafter. Research revealed that one of the factors affecting students interest in learning Islamic education is parental influence. It also asserted that most of the parents who do not involved are not aware of the extent of academic performance related to their involvement. However, those have already involved do not know which of the types of involvement that best predict the learning performance of Islamic education. Therefore, the present study focused to identify the effects of the Epsteins types towards learning performance of Islamic education and also aimed to determine the types of involvement that best predict the learning performance of Islamic education. In carrying out this study, researcher utilized quantitative approach and a survey type of descriptive research was employed. A close-ended questionnaire was administered to a sample of 335 parents with their children attending the National Religious Secondary Schools in Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia. Multiple regression was employed for data analysis through using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) Version 19. The study findings indicated that collaboration with community, learning at home and volunteering are the types that significantly predicted the learning performance of Islamic education. Therefore, parents, regarding their involvement should pay more attention and provide their maximum support in these areas.
Adamu ZakiyuUbale, Abdul Hakim Abdullah, Fadzli Adam and Rahimah Embong, 2016. The Effects of the Epsteins Types of Parental Involvement in Learning Islamic Education. The Social Sciences, 11: 147-155.