Research Projects

Homework: A Survey

Year funded: 2005

Ruth Segal, Ph.D., OT, Professor and Chair of Occupational Therapy, Seaton Hall University
Jim Hinojosa, Ph.D., OT, FAOTA, Professor and Chair, Department of Occupational Therapy, New York University

Project Abstract

Homework is an activity that most school-age children are expected to participate in at their homes after school. Homework is also a common activity in which parent-child friction occurs. In an ongoing study, we are focusing on the experiences and perceptions of parents. This survey study is designed to learn more about family involvement in homework and its influence on family activities and routines. The purpose of this survey is to learn about parents, teachers, and therapists’ experiences and perceptions of their children engaging in and doing homework.