ERIC Number: ED214246
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Expectancy Climate and School Effectiveness.
Miskel, Cecil; Bloom, Susan
Two questionnaire surveys of 89 Kansas public elementary and secondary schools examined, first, the relationship between school expectancy climate--teachers' expectations that their efforts would lead to positive student results--and school effectiveness, and, second, the change in that relationship through the school year. School effectiveness was measured by teacher perceptions of their schools' adaptability and attainment of goals, their feelings of job satisfaction, and student attitudes toward school. The two surveys covered 1,697 teachers and 880 students in the fall and 1,442 of those teachers and all the same students the following spring. Data were gathered on school size and educational level, student attitudes, and teacher experience, education, sex, job feelings, expectations of students, and perceptions of adaptability and goal attainment. Statistical analysis using correlation coefficients indicates that all four measures of school effectiveness are correlated positively and significantly with school expectancy climate. The relationships are especially strong between expectancy and perceived adaptability and goal attainment. All the correlations were higher in the spring than in the fall. (RW)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kansas Univ., Lawrence. Learning Disabilities Inst.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Kansas; School Effectiveness; Teacher Expectations
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982). For a related document, see EA 014 469.