Cambios en el compromiso con los deberes escolares y su incidencia sobre el rendimiento académico en educación primaria

  1. Rodríguez Llorente, Carolina
Supervised by:
  1. Antonio Valle Arias Director
  2. Susana Rodríguez Martínez Co-director

Defence university: Universidade da Coruña

Fecha de defensa: 14 July 2023

  1. Miguel Anxo Santos Rego Chair
  2. Isabel Piñeiro Aguín Secretary
  3. Iván M. Jorrín Abellán Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 818635 DIALNET lock_openRUC editor


In order to improve the understanding of students’ involvement in homework and its impact on long-term academic performance, this research aims to analyse the evolution of motivational, emotional and behavioural engagement with homework in primary education and to establish its explanatory potential on academic performance at the end of this stage. A longitudinal explanatory panel study was designed in which 212 4th grade primary school students from six Galician public schools participated during three academic years. Information on their engagement by means of a questionnaire and the grades assigned by teachers in the 6th grade in four subjects were collected. The results of the repeated measures ANOVA suggest that motivational engagement with homework would progressively decrease from 4th to 6th grade, while behavioural engagement would follow a quadratic or curved pattern. The results of the path analysis show that motivational engagement in 4th grade predicts behavioural engagement in 5th grade and behavioural engagement predicts performance 6th grade with some differences between subjects. This study reveals the importance of addressing the motivational, emotional and behavioural engagement of primary school students with homework in order to enhance its effect on academic achievement, pointing to intervention on specific variables.