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Parental Involvement and Students' Engagement in Online Learning During the COVID-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study

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The emergency online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented worldwide and research related to such learning environment is worth more attention. This study aimed at exploring the characteristics of Chinese secondary student engagement and parental involvement and the association between these factors in the online course during the pandemic. The study took place in an urban area in eastern China and overall 1,550 students and their parents participated in the survey. The restuls showed that students spent less time in online course compared with ordinary face-to-face course, and teacher support and parent-child communication positively predicted student engagement. The results suggest that teachers and parents may be more important in the virtual environment than in the face-to-face environment.