I came across this article Girls, children from Asian and wealthy backgrounds do more homework on SMH. The basic finding of the survey is that
Australian students aged 10 to 13 do an average of four hours of homework a week: 37 minutes on a typical weekday and almost an hour on weekends, a Roy Morgan survey has found.
That’s an increase of 40 minutes since 2007, but still one-third of the time they spend watching television each week. Australian tweens also use the internet at home for an average of 10.5 hours a week and play computer or console games for 5.5 hours.
The 2015 survey of 1628 children also found girls, only children, and students from Asian backgrounds and wealthier families did more homework than average.
The article does not go into why some students do more homework than the others. I think the reason why children from different background doing differ down pretty much to parental involvement. Parents with Asian background tend to value academic result highly and in my experience in general wealthier parents also tend to be more involved with their children’s education. I think the point I try to make is the biggest contributing factor to children’s academic perform is probably parental involvement than anything else.
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