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Table 15. Percentage distribution of academic year 2009-10 ninth-graders' beliefs in their ability to complete bachelor's degree, by parental frequency of and confidence in help with homework: 2009

Frequency or confidence Definitely   Probably   Probably Not   Definitely Not
         
Total 75.0 21.0 3.2 0.8
                 
Frequency of help with homework by parent/guardian
Never 50.6 40.2 7.9 1.3
Less than once a week 53.9 40.3 4.7 1.1
1 or 2 days a week a week 47.2 44.4 6.8 1.5
3 or 4 days a week 46.2 44.4 7.6 1.8
5 or more days a week a week 44.1 48.8 5.7 1.3 !
 
Parent's confidence in ability to help 9th grader with math homework
Not at all confident 47.2 42.6 7.9 2.2
Somewhat confident 48.7 43.7 6.3 1.3
Very confident 53.5 40.3 5.4 0.7
 
Parent's confidence in ability to help 9th grader with science homework
Not at all confident 43.8 46.1 7.8 2.3
Somewhat confident 47.6 43.5 7.4 1.5
Very confident 55.1 38.9 5.0 0.9
 
Parent's confidence in ability to help 9th grader with English or language arts homework
Not at all confident 41.0 47.3 9.8 1.9
Somewhat confident 46.8 44.4 7.0 1.8
Very confident 54.1 39.5 5.4 1.0
! Interpret data with caution. Estimate is unstable because the coefficient of variation (CV) for this estimate is 30 percent or greater (i.e., the standard error represents 30 percent or more of the estimate).
NOTE: Totals are weighted by W1STUDENT and other estimates are weighted by W1PARENT. Details may not sum to 100 percent due to rounding.
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics, High School Longitudinal Study of 2009 (HSLS:09), Base-Year.


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