A 2007 study of American students by Met Life found that 89% of students felt stressed from homework, with 34% reporting that they "often" or "very often" felt stressed from homework.
Stress was especially evident among high school students.
Leone & Richards (1989) found that students generally had negative emotions when completing homework and reduced engagement compared to other activities.
Homework has been identified in numerous studies and articles as a dominant or significant source of stress and anxiety for students.
Vazsonyi & Pickering (2003) studied 809 adolescents in American high schools, and found that, using the Normative Deviance Scale as a model for deviance, the correlation was Bempechat (2004) says that homework develops students' motivation and study skills.
In a single study, parents and teachers of middle school students believed that homework improved students' study skills and personal responsibility skills.Proponents claim that assigning homework to young children helps them learn good study habits.Essentially, they advocate for doing potentially unnecessary homework from approximately age five to ten as a way of practicing for doing necessary homework from age 10 to 15.Homework is designed to reinforce what students have already learned.Students who are assigned homework in middle and high school score somewhat better on standardized tests, but the students who have 60 to 90 minutes of homework a day in middle school or more than two hours in high school score worse.Homework is done without the guidance of the teacher so it promotes independence and responsibility.Homework can also make the parents get involved with the education of their kids.to prepare them for upcoming (or complex or difficult) lessons, to extend what they know by having them apply it to new situations, or to integrate their abilities by applying different skills to a single task.Homework also provides an opportunity for parents to participate in their children's education.Homework can improve the study habits of a student.This means that the student can create a good time management at home.