A person-oriented approach to maternal homework involvement during the transition to lower secondary school
Tunkkari, M., Aunola, K., Hirvonen, R., Silinskas, G., & Kiuru, N. (2022). A person-oriented approach to maternal homework involvement during the transition to lower secondary school. Learning and Individual Differences, 97, Article 102164. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lindif.2022.102164
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This study examined patterns of mothers' homework involvement (n = 680 in Grade 6 and 665 in Grade 7) and changes in them during 12-year-old Finnish adolescents' (n = 848; 391 boys) transition to lower secondary school. Moreover, the extent to which adolescents' motivational behavior and prior academic achievement predicted these patterns was examined. The latent transition analyses identified four relatively stable latent patterns of maternal homework involvement in Grades 6 and 7: averagely involved, psychologically controlling and intrusive, noninvolved, and intrusive monitoring and helping. The higher task avoidance and the poorer achievement adolescents showed, the more likely their mothers were to utilize a psychologically controlling and intrusive pattern, or an intrusive monitoring and helping pattern. Overall, these results suggest that some mothers may benefit from understanding of how to best support struggling and task-avoidant adolescents during the transition from primary to lower secondary school. ...
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Related funder(s)Academy of Finland
Funding program(s)Academy Project, AoF; Postdoctoral Researcher, AoF
Additional information about fundingThis work was supported by the Academy of Finland under Grants #266851, #294970.
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