The roles of family contextual factors on immigrant students’ academic achievement: a meta-analysis

KAYA M., Selvitopu A.

Current Psychology, vol.43, no.5, pp.3853-3865, 2024 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s12144-023-05046-6
  • Journal Name: Current Psychology
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, IBZ Online, BIOSIS, Business Source Elite, Business Source Premier, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.3853-3865
  • Keywords: Academic achievement, Family contextual factors, Immigrant students, Meta-analysis, Socioeconomic status
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


The main purpose of this meta-analytical work is to examine the roles of family contextual factors on immigrant students’ academic achievement. We performed a search of independent studies providing results from a wide range of data that examine relations between family contextual factors and academic achievement. After the study selection and coding process, we included 31 primary studies in this meta-analysis. Our findings revealed that family contextual factors such as the SES of immigrant parents, family acculturation, parental expectations, and home-based parental involvement have small but significant effects on immigrant students’ achievement. We did not find any significant effects of school-based parental involvement and family relations on student achievement. We discussed the impacts of significant variables and provided implications for further research.