ERIC Number: EJ724151
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
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Homework Practices and Academic Achievement: The Mediating Role of Self-Efficacy and Perceived Responsibility Beliefs
Zimmerman, Barry J.; Kitsantas, Anastasia
Contemporary Educational Psychology, v30 n4 p397-417 Oct 2005
The present study investigated the role of students' homework practices in their self-efficacy beliefs regarding their use of specific learning processes (e.g., organizing, memorizing, concentrating, monitoring, etc.), perceptions of academic responsibility, and academic achievement. One hundred and seventy-nine girls from multi-ethnic, mixed socioeconomic status families residing in a major metropolitan area of the United States were studied in a parochial school that emphasized homework in the curriculum with more than 3 h of work assigned daily. Path analyses showed significant paths (a) from homework experiences to the girls' self-efficacy for learning beliefs and their perception of student responsibility for academic outcomes, and (b) from these two academic beliefs to the girls' academic grade point average at the end of the school term. The implications of these findings for future research and school policy will be discussed.
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Females, Student Responsibility, Self Efficacy, Parochial Schools, Metropolitan Areas, Homework, Grade Point Average, Academic Achievement, Beliefs, Student Behavior
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Identifiers - Location: United States