PISMS: Parental Influence on Student Motivation and Self-esteem in Primary Education

Yaron Ghilay, Ruth Ghilay


The study presents a new model for primary education called PISMS (Parental Influence on Student Motivation and Self-esteem). Previous model named ISMS (Improving Student Motivation and Self-esteem) is designed to help schools foster motivation and self-esteem of students. PISMS is a complementary model because it allows schools to train parents how to become involved and to continue strengthening the mission of the school to improve students' motivation and self-esteem.

Parents who participated in a three-year study conducted in a primary school (n = 73), reported that a course based on the principles of PISMS, was very helpful in strengthening their ability of how to improve their children's motivation and self-esteem. The significance of these findings is that an additional method for improving key variables having an essential impact on student learning, has been found.

The PISMS model has been found to be applicable to primary education, in particular, but it may be suitable for other schools as well. 

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5296/jse.v5i4.8510


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