69% of parents who participated in a survey by the Cyprus Institute of Statistics (CIS) answered that their children do not try the same in online lessons.
According to an announcement by the Institute, the survey was conducted between 10 and 12 January 2022 and concerned people aged 35 and over (parents with children in the Gymnasium / Lyceum) and covered the entire territory with a sample size of 476 people and the method of simple random stratified sampling.
The information was collected through telephone interviews. The evaluation of the research results was done by the method of point estimation.
As stated, "the main object of the research was to investigate the question of whether students try the same in online lessons in relation to physical presence. The result of the research showed that 69% do not try the same in online courses and that only 31% make the same effort ".
Specifically in the question "Does your child make the same effort in online lessons in relation to physical presence at school", 31% indicated that they try the same in online lessons in relation to physical presence, while 69% did not tries the same in online lessons in relation to physical presence at school.
An equally important element of the research is that parents believe that their children will have lower scores on exams due to online courses. The percentage who believe in this view amounts to 73% and only 27% that they will have the same score as attending classes with physical presence.
The CIS reports that there is great concern on the part of parents of high school / high school students that online courses create students who turn their backs on the school, and that the online school reduces students' effort to acquire knowledge and students have lower expectations.