A1 Journal article – refereed

Children's poor academic performance evokes parental homework assistance-but does it help?




List of Authors: Silinskas G, Niemi P, Lerkkanen MK, Nurmi JE

Publisher: SAGE PUBLICATIONS LTD

Publication year: 2013

Journal: International Journal of Behavioral Development

Journal name in source: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BEHAVIORAL DEVELOPMENT

Journal acronym: INT J BEHAV DEV

Number in series: 1

Volume number: 37

Issue number: 1

Number of pages: 13

ISSN: 0165-0254

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165025412456146


Abstract
This study investigated the longitudinal associations between type of parental homework assistance and children's academic performance during grade 1 and grade 2. The reading and math skills of 2,261 children were measured three times during grade 1 and grade 2, and the children's mothers and fathers filled in questionnaires on the type of homework assistance they engaged in. The results showed that the worse reading and math skills children showed at the beginning of grade 1 and grade 2, the more monitoring and helping with homework parents reported later on. The results suggest, overall, that children's academic performance has an "evocative impact" on their parents' behavior.


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