ERIC Number: ED063552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Multi-Variate Analysis of Teacher-Student Interpretations of Non-Verbal Cues: The Measurement of Visuo-Gestural Channel Expression.
Teresa, Joseph G.; Francis, John B.
This study sought to ascertain how teachers and students interpret non-verbal cues in the form of visuo-gestural channel expressions by having them assign affective meaning to such expressions depicted photographically. Subjects were 377 students and 19 teachers from two elementary schools: one, urban and characterized as low socioeconomic status; the other, suburban and characterized as high socioeconomic status. Nine emotional expressions were tested-fear, disgust, happiness, surprise, suffering, anger, contempt, determination, and joy. They become the stimuli for eliciting expressive affective meaning as interpreted by subjects through the adjective pair scales of the Semontic Differential. Independent variables were Status (teacher and student) and school socioeconomic level (SES). Results of data analysis indicate that depicted emotions of fears and anger elicited different interpretations from teachers and students, suggesting the need for teachers to know which kinds of non-verbal cues pupils tend to perceive as they do, and which they do not. Approved one subject information sheets and response sheets. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor.; State Univ. of New York, Buffalo.
Note: Presented at the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, Illinois on April 3-7, 1972