Effects of Homework on Students

Presentation by Abby Gehringer

How does homework affect the personal lives of students?

Why is this important?

Social Effects

  • Extracurricular activities
  • Community involvement
  • Family time
  • Time for yourself

Health Effects

  • Stress
  • Sleep
  • Physical problems
  • Mental/emotional problems-depression, self-harm, anxiety, insomnia
  • Drug abuse

"When I feel especially stressed out, I feel like intoxication is the best way out"

"Success With Less Stress" by Jerusha Conner, Denise Pope, and Mollie Galloway

  • data
  • drugs
  • mental health
  • sleep
  • quotes

"There are times I do schoolwork from 3p.m. to 3a.m. even when I don’t procrastinate"

"Excessive Homework is Counterproductive, Study Finds" by Brooks Hays

  • health side effects
  • homework vs other skills
  • 3 hours
  • engagement

"I’m stressed because I have so many pointless, mundane assignments that take up large amounts of time, without actu- ally [resulting in] learning anything in class...."