High Trait Self-Control and Low Boredom Proneness Help COVID-19 Homeschoolers

Martarelli, Corinna S.; Pacozzi, Simona G.; Bieleke, Maik; Wolff, Wanja (2021). High Trait Self-Control and Low Boredom Proneness Help COVID-19 Homeschoolers. Frontiers in psychology, 12, p. 594256. Frontiers Research Foundation 10.3389/fpsyg.2021.594256

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In response to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) schools around the world have been closed to protect against the spread of coronavirus. In several countries, homeschooling has been introduced to replace classroom schooling. With a focus on individual differences, the present study examined 138 schoolers (age range = 6 to 21 years) regarding their self-control and boredom proneness. The results showed that both traits were important in predicting adherence to homeschooling. Schoolers with higher levels of self-control perceived homeschooling as less difficult, which in turn increased homeschooling adherence. In contrast, schoolers with higher levels of boredom proneness perceived homeschooling as more difficult, which in turn reduced homeschooling adherence. These results partially hold when it comes to studying in the classroom. However, boredom threatened adherence only in the homeschooling context. Our results indicate that boredom proneness is a critical construct to consider when educational systems switch to homeschooling during a pandemic.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

07 Faculty of Human Sciences > Institute of Education > Educational Psychology

UniBE Contributor:

Bieleke, Maik and Wolff, Wanja

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 370 Education

ISSN:

1664-1078

Publisher:

Frontiers Research Foundation

Language:

English

Submitter:

Wanja Wolff

Date Deposited:

06 Apr 2022 16:27

Last Modified:

10 Apr 2022 01:50

Publisher DOI:

10.3389/fpsyg.2021.594256

PubMed ID:

33679514

Uncontrolled Keywords:

COVID-19 boredom homeschooling self-control self-regulation

BORIS DOI:

10.48350/154568

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/154568

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