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TitleAcademic goals, student homework engagement, and academic achievement in elementary school
Author(s)Valle, Antonio
Regueiro, Bibiana
Nunez, Jose C.
Rodriguez, Susana
Pineiro, Isabel
Rosário, Pedro
academic goals
student homework engagement
approach to homework
academic achievement
elementary school
Issue date2016
PublisherFrontiers Media
JournalFrontiers in Psychology
Abstract(s)There seems to be a general consensus in the literature that doing homework is beneficial for students. Thus, the current challenge is to examine the process of doing homework to find which variables may help students to complete the homework assigned. To address this goal, a path analysis model was fit. The model hypothesized that the way students engage in homework is explained by the type of academic goals set, and it explains the amount of time spend on homework, the homework time management, and the amount of homework done. Lastly, the amount of homework done is positively related to academic achievement. The model was fit using a sample of 535 Spanish students from the last three courses of elementary school (aged 9 to 13). Findings show that: (a) academic achievement was positively associated with the amount of homework completed, (b) the amount of homework completed was related to the homework time management, (c) homework time management was associated with the approach to homework, (d) and the approach to homework, like the rest of the variables of the model (except for the time spent on homework), was related to the student's academic motivation (i.e., academic goals).
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