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An analysis of parents' perception on the importance of homework: a case study in Malaysia

Abdullah, Hazlina and Abdullah, Norhana and Abdullah, Liza and Abdul Ghani, Noor Amili and Md Zamin, Ainul Azmin and Kassim, Rosnani (2017) An analysis of parents' perception on the importance of homework: a case study in Malaysia. Science International, 29 (2 (March-April : Section B)). pp. 389-393. ISSN 1013-5316

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Abstract

Homework is often viewed as a crucial part of learning as it enhances children’s academic performance. Yet only a few studies to date have focussed specifically on the perceptions of parents regarding the importance of homework. Thus, this paper discusses the results of a study that sought to investigate a group of parents’ perceptions on the importance of homework within the Malaysian setting. Using a questionnaire survey containing the ways how parents get involved with their children’s homework, the parents’ perceptions with regard to the importance of homework were inferred. Findings suggest that parents show keen support towards homework, indicated through the responses of parental involvement they offer their children. A high percentage of parents view homework as important in all the three aspects: provision of structure, direct involvement, and autonomy support

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 3615/57961
Uncontrolled Keywords: homework, parents‘ perception, provision of structure, direct involvement, autonomy support
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD)
Centre for Languages and Pre-University Academic Development (CELPAD) > English Language Division
Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr Ainul Azmin Md Zamin
Date Deposited: 15 Aug 2017 16:53
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2020 13:16
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/57961

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