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ERIC Number: ED014335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1964-Apr-30
Pages: 489
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Reference Count: 0
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CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR--BACKGROUND FACTORS AND PSYCHO-SOCIAL CORRELATES. EAU CLAIRE COUNTY YOUTH STUDY, 1961-1964.
THURSTON, JOHN R.; AND OTHERS
CLASSROOM AGGRESSION, DEFINED IN THIS STUDY AS MARKEDLY UNACCEPTABLE AGGRESSIVE BEHAVIOR OCCURRING HABITUALLY OR FREQUENTLY IN SCHOOL, IS EXAMINED IN RELATION TO SEX, GRADE, AND URBAN-RURAL STATUS. THE WRITERS STATE THAT NEUROTIC, PSYCHOPATHIC, AND SOCIAL BEHAVIOR PATTERNS HAVE THE FOLLOWING FOUR FOCAL CAUSATIVE AREAS--(1) SCHOOL, (2) HOME AND PARENTS, (3) CULTURAL MILIEU OF THE NEIGHBORHOOD AND ITS COMMUNITY, AND (4) GOALS AND STANDARDS WHICH PREVAIL AT CITY, STATE, AND NATIONAL LEVELS. THE RESEARCH CORRELATES APPROVED AND DISAPPROVED CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR OF 384 RURAL AND URBAN BOYS AND GIRLS FROM THE THIRD, SIXTH, AND NINTH GRADES. THESE CHILDREN WERE IDENTIFIED AS SHOWING CONSISTENTLY APPROVED OR DISAPPROVED BEHAVIOR. THE STUDY EXTENDED FROM MAY 1961 TO MAY 1963. HALF THE SAMPLE WAS DRAWN AND STUDIED THE FIRST YEAR, AND HALF WAS DRAWN AND STUDIED THE SECOND YEAR. FINDINGS INDICATE THAT BOTH THE URBAN AND RURAL DISAPPROVED CHILD HAD MANY FAMILIAL DISADVANTAGES AND MANIFESTED THE FOLLOWING CHARACTERISTICS--(1) ARGUMENTATIVE, (2) LOW OR AVERAGE INTELLIGENCE, (3) LOW OPINION OF ADULTS, (4) REJECTIVE OF PARENTS, AND (5) NON-CLASSROOM ORIENTATION. WIDE USE IS MADE OF CHARTS TO PRESENT ALL DATA. (ES)
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Authoring Institution: Wisconsin State Dept. of Public Welfare, Madison.; Wisconsin State Univ., Eau Claire.
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