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Document Type

Journal Article

Department/Unit

Department of Education Studies

Title

Homework involvement and functions: Perceptions of Hong Kong Chinese primary school students and parents

Language

English

Abstract

This study examines the perceptions of Chinese students and parents in Hong Kong on homework involvement, assignment type and homework functions. The relationships of homework perceptions to student and parent attributes are also assessed. The sample includes 1393 pairs of students and their parents from 36 primary schools in Hong Kong. Findings of this study show similarities in preference for assignment type across students and parents. Between-group discrepancies are observed in preference for homework involvement and endorsement of homework functions. Moreover, homework perceptions are found to relate to students' and parents' efficacy attributes and involvement behaviour. Findings of this study are discussed in light of the Chinese sociocultural context in Hong Kong. Suggestions are made on the design and use of homework in primary schools by incorporating the views of different stakeholders. © 2011 Taylor & Francis.

Keywords

Homework functions, Homework involvement, Hong kong, Primary school children

Publication Date

2011

Source Publication Title

Educational Studies

Volume

37

Issue

5

Start Page

569

End Page

580

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

ISSN (print)

03055698

ISSN (electronic)

14653400

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