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ERIC Number: EJ818857
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
Adolescents' Experience Doing Homework: Associations among Context, Quality of Experience, and Outcomes
Shumow, Lee; Schmidt, Jennifer A.; Kackar, Hayal
School Community Journal, v18 n2 p9-27 Fall-Win 2008
Extant data collected through the Experience Sampling Method--a signal contingent method for gathering data about students' immediate experiences--were analyzed to describe adolescents' subjective experiences doing homework. Analyses were conducted to explore variation in subjective experience in relation to the contexts in which homework was completed, and in relation to academic and social-emotional outcomes. Students' cognitive, affective, and motivational states showed significant variations depending on who they were with when they were doing homework, as well as whether homework was their primary or secondary activity. Variations in the quality of homework experience were, in turn, significantly associated with several outcomes, such as self-esteem, future expectations, and school grades. Findings are discussed in terms of contributions to the homework literature by addressing the much needed link between homework and students' cognitive, affective, and motivational states. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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