Students' attitudes to homework and homework's effect on students' success at university prep. school level

İleri S. A.

Dil Dergisi, no.162, pp.36-48, 2016 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1501/dilder_0000000201
  • Journal Name: Dil Dergisi
  • Journal Indexes: TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.36-48
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


Present study aims to investigate students’ attitude to language homework and findif there is a relation between homework completion and academic & TOEFL ITPsuccess, so three subjects have been searched: 1.What is the students’ attitude tolanguage homework?; 2. What is the effect of homework on academic success (students’ success in quizzes and mid-terms)?; 3.What is the effect of homework onTOEFL ITP success? To this end, a research was conducted at TOBB University ofTechnology and Economics (TOBB ETU) Preparatory School in 2011-2012 academic year. First, to learn about students’ attitude to homework 286 studentsanswered a questionnaire. Additionally, to answer the second and the third questions a linear study was conducted throughout 2011-2012 academic year and450 students’ homework completion grades (AP grades), quiz and midterm grades,and TOEFL ITP grades have been collected. Then statistical analyzes were doneand students’ attitude to homework and the effect of homework on academic success and TOEFL ITP success were calculated