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Investigating factors that influence students' help seeking in math homework: A multilevel analysis
Jianxia Du1; Jianzhong Xu2; Xitao Fan1
2016-05-01
Source PublicationLearning and Individual Differences
ISSN1041-6080
Volume48Pages:29-35
Abstract

The current investigation examined empirical models of help seeking in math homework. Individual- and class-level predictors of help seeking were analyzed in a survey of 796 8th graders from 46 classes. Multilevel results indicated that help seeking was positively associated with mastery orientation and homework interest at the individual and class level. At the individual level, help seeking was positively related to family help availability, homework interest, peer participation, performance orientation, monitoring motivation, value belief, and family help frequency. Our results suggest that mastery orientation exerts a powerful influence on students' help seeking in math homework. Our results further suggest that teachers can play a vital role in promoting help seeking, by placing greater emphasis on mastery goals, by making homework more interesting, by helping students learn to maintain homework motivation, and by encouraging families to make themselves available in the homework process.

KeywordHelp Seeking Homework Math Middle School Students Self-regulation
DOI10.1016/j.lindif.2016.03.002
URLView the original
Indexed BySSCI ; SSCI
Language英语
WOS Research AreaPsychology
WOS SubjectPsychology, Educational
WOS IDWOS:000378459200005
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Document TypeJournal article
CollectionFaculty of Education
Corresponding AuthorJianzhong Xu
Affiliation1.University of Macau, China
2.Mississippi State University, United States
First Author AffilicationUniversity of Macau
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Jianxia Du,Jianzhong Xu,Xitao Fan. Investigating factors that influence students' help seeking in math homework: A multilevel analysis[J]. Learning and Individual Differences,2016,48:29-35.
APA Jianxia Du,Jianzhong Xu,&Xitao Fan.(2016).Investigating factors that influence students' help seeking in math homework: A multilevel analysis.Learning and Individual Differences,48,29-35.
MLA Jianxia Du,et al."Investigating factors that influence students' help seeking in math homework: A multilevel analysis".Learning and Individual Differences 48(2016):29-35.
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