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ERIC Number: ED012943
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Mar-31
Pages: 99
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Reference Count: 0
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ADAPTATION TO SCHOOL SETTINGS--A STUDY OF CHILDREN'S ATTITUDES AND CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR. FINAL REPORT.
LAHADERNE, HENRIETTE M.
THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CHILDREN'S ATTITUDES TOWARD SCHOOL AND THEIR BEHAVIOR IN THE CLASSROOM WAS EXPLORED. SUBJECTS WERE 125 STUDENTS IN FOUR SIXTH GRADE CLASSROOMS IN A PREDOMINATELY WHITE WORKING CLASS SUBURB. THE CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR OF THE SUBJECTS WAS OBSERVED OVER A THREE MONTH PERIOD. QUESTIONNAIRES DESIGNED TO MEASURE THE CHILDREN'S ATTITUDE TOWARD (1) THE SCHOOL, (2) THEIR SCHOOL WORK AND TEACHER, (3) THEIR INTELLECTUAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE, (4) THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF THE SCHOOL ENVIRONMENT, AND (5) THEIR CHOICE OF SOCIALLY DESIRABLE RESPONSES WERE ADMINISTERED. BACKGROUND INFORMATION SUCH AS AGE, PARENTAL BACKGROUND, IQ, AND ACHIEVEMENT TEST SCORES WAS ALSO OBTAINED. AMONG THE RESULTS WERE THE FOLLOWING--(1) PUPIL ATTENTION WAS NOT RELATED TO PUPIL ATTITUDES, (2) THE BRIGHTER THE PUPIL, THE MORE LIKELY HE WAS TO BE ATTENTIVE IN CLASS, (3) GIRLS WERE MORE FAVORABLY DISPOSED TOWARD THEIR SCHOOL, MORE ACADEMICALLY SUCCESSFUL, AND MORE ATTENTIVE, AND (4) BOYS HAD MORE TEACHER-PUPIL INTERACTIONS AND MORE CONTROL MESSAGES. HOWEVER, THE RESULTS WERE NOT VERY STRONGLY SUPPORTED. STUDENTS WHO WERE DISSATISFIED WITH SCHOOL APPEARED TO BE AS INVOLVED AS THOSE WHO WERE SATISFIED. THIS MAY BE A RESULT OF TEACHER DOMINANCE IN THE CLASSROOM. (SK)
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Authoring Institution: Chicago Univ., IL.
Identifiers: KUHLMANN ANDERSON INTELLIGENCE TESTS; MICHIGAN STUDENT QUESTIONNAIRE; School Information Questionnaire; SCOTT FORESMAN CO. BASIC READING TEST; Stanford Achievement Tests; Student Opinion Poll (Jackson and Getzels)