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ERIC Number: ED002944
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963
Pages: 196
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THE RELATIONSHIP OF CHILD PERCEPTIONS TO ACHIEVEMENT AND BEHAVIOR IN THE EARLY SCHOOL YEARS.
COMBS, ARTHUR W.; SOPER, DANIEL W.
THIS RESEARCH EXPLORED CERTAIN RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE PERCEPTIONS OF CHILDREN AND THEIR BEHAVIOR DURING EARLY SCHOOL YEARS. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES WERE--(1) TO DETERMINE IF CHANGING PERCEPTIONS OF SELF AND THE WORLD ARE ACCOMPANIED FROM YEAR TO YEAR BY CHANGES IN BEHAVIOR AND ACHIEVEMENT AND (2) TO SEE IF A KNOWLEDGE OF A CHILD'S PERCEPTIONS CAN BE USED TO PREDICT LATER BEHAVIOR AND ACHIEVEMENT. TO ACCOMPLISH THIS, DATA WERE COLLECTED ON APPROXIMATELY 60 CHILDREN OVER 3 YEARS AS THEY PROGRESSED FROM KINDERGARTEN TO THE SECOND GRADE. CORRELATION ANALYSES OF ALL INFORMATION GAINED ON THE STUDENT CHARACTERISTICS OF PERCEPTION, BEHAVIOR, AND ACHIEVEMENT SHOWED A NUMBER OF GENERAL CONCLUSIVE RESULTS. AMONG THESE WERE--(1) THE FEELING OF PERSONAL ADEQUACY SEEMED TO HAVE AN ALL-PERVASIVE IMPORTANCE IN A CHILD'S PERCEPTUAL ORGANIZATION. (2) THE VALUES HELD BY TEACHERS WERE REVEALED IN THE JUDGMENTS THEY MADE IN THE BEHAVIOR OF CHILDREN. (3) RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN CHILD PERCEPTION AND BEHAVIOR AS DESCRIBED BY THEIR TEACHERS SHOWED A POSITIVE BUT LOW CORRELATION. (4) CHANGES OCCURRED IN CHILD PERCEPTIONS AND IN BEHAVIOR WITH PROGRESSION FROM KINDERGARTEN TO FIRST GRADE. (5) PERCEPTUALLY ORIENTED STUDIES OF CHILDREN WERE USED TO PREDICT, SIGNIFICANTLY, BEHAVIOR A YEAR IN ADVANCE. (6) PART-TIME OBSERVERS, RATHER THAN FULL-TIME TEACHERS, WERE USED EFFECTIVELY TO PROVIDE MUCH OF THE SIGNIFICANT RESEARCH DATA. THIS STUDY WAS ESSENTIALLY A PILOT PROJECT. THE FINDINGS WERE FELT TO SUGGEST THE NEED FOR FURTHER RESEARCH AND FOLLOWUP PROGRAMS. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: Florida Univ., Gainesville.
Identifiers: FLORIDA; Florida (Gainesville)