Pintarić, Marija.
(2014).
Percieved homework effort in mathematics.
Diploma Thesis. Filozofski fakultet u Zagrebu, Department of Psychology.
[mentor VlahovićŠtetić, Vesna].
Abstract
The aim of this study was to explore the relationship of pereceived homework effort in mathematics to conscientiousness, selfefficacy in mathematics, subjective values of mathematics, homework expectancy and value beliefs in mathematics and mathematics achievement. Participants were 329 third grade high school students. Students completed questionnaire on homework effort and homework time, expectancy and value beliefs about homework, selfefficacy, subjective values of mathematics, conscientiousness and their previous achievement in mathematics. In line with previous studies we confirmed the assumption about moderate connection between homework effort and achievement in mathematics. The only significantly positive predictor for success in mathematics was the subjective value beliefs of mathematics. Hierarchical regression analysis showed a predictive value of excpectancy and value beliefs about homework in mathematics, subjective values of mathematics and conscientiousness as predictors of homework effort. The significant positive predictors for homework time were the conscientiousness and subjective value beliefs of mathematics. This study confirmed the important role of motivation in education and its effect on achievement.
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