A study of the effects of participation in an after-school homework club

dc.contributor.advisorMaguire, Rebeccaen
dc.contributor.authorMcLoughlin, Lauraen
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-21T11:30:27Z
dc.date.available2012-11-21T11:30:27Z
dc.date.issued2012
dc.description.abstractThis study investigated the effects of a homework club on academic self-concept, psychological sense of school belonging, future aspirations and academic performance. 122 (n=122) participants were involved in this study, all recruited from convenience samples. A quasi-experimental design was used to compare differences between homework club participants and non-participants. The results indicated that participants of the homework club had a higher psychological sense of school belonging and made more of an effort with their school work. There were no statistical differences found between the two groups in either future aspirations or academic performance. The findings suggest that participation in a homework club has some beneficial effects for secondary school students and thereby helps to protect against school disengagement. Author keywords: Early school leaving, homework, protective factors, adolescence, school belonging, academic self-concept, future aspirations, academic performanceen
dc.identifier.citationMcLoughlin, L. (2012). A study of the effects of participation in an after-school homework club. Higher Diploma Final Year Project, Dublin Business School.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10788/443
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherDublin Business Schoolen
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dc.subjectEducationen
dc.subjectDevelopmental psychologyen
dc.titleA study of the effects of participation in an after-school homework cluben
dc.typeFinal Year Projecten
dc.type.degreelevelHigher Diplomaen
dc.type.degreenameHigher Diploma in Arts in Psychologyen
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