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ERIC Number: ED434179
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
Pages: 23
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Chinese Parents' Awareness of Their Children's Homework Style and Homework Behavior and Its Effects on Achievement.
Hong, Eunsook; Lee, Kit-hung
The degree of parental awareness of their children's homework style and homework behavior and its effects on academic and homework achievement and homework attitude were investigated in 329 Chinese fifth graders (172 boys and 157 girls) and 244 seventh graders (130 boys and 114 girls) and their parents in Hong Kong. Parental awareness of their child's homework style reflected the influences of culture and the age of the child, as indicated in the degree of parent-child agreement on children's preferred homework style in the two grades. In general, a higher degree of parental awareness of the child's homework style preferences was associated with a child having higher achievement and more positive attitudes toward homework. Without parental knowledge of individual differences in learning styles, potentially positive parental influence could be compromised. Cultural differences in the level of support within the home for homework activities and the need for cooperation between teachers and parents in efforts to match home environment with children's strong learning style are discussed. (Contains 3 tables and 52 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong