ERIC Number: ED034276
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
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Interpersonal Self-Fulfilling Prophecies: Further Extrapolations from the Laboratory to the Classroom.
Evans, Judith T.; Rosenthal, Robert
Research on interpersonal self-fulfilling prophecies has recently turned to an examination of the effects of teachers' expectation on their pupils' learning. Only two of the earlier studies, however, employed as subjects an entire elementary school population. The present replication found that those boys of whom teachers had been led to expect unusual intellectual gains, showed significantly greater gains in reasoning IQ than did the boys of the control group while for girls the results were significantly reversed (p< .003). Analysis of the results of four studies suggested that, in general, reasoning IQ may be more susceptible than verbal IQ to the effects of teacher expectation. Possible explanations are discussed. (Author)
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Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. Div. of Social Sciences.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA.