ERIC Number: ED220477
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Students' Propensities for Internally and Externally Mediated Performance Feedback and Their Relationship to Academic Achievement.
Turlington, Elizabeth B.; Herold, David M.
Data used for this study were provided by classroom teachers concerning second grade students in an urban school system composed primarily of minority and economically disadvantaged children. Measures of children's internal and external feedback propensities were developed. The propensities' relationship to other variables of interest was investigated. Academic achievement and locus of control were selected as variables. The data obtained were factor analyzed using the principal-factor solution and varimax rotation. The study indicated students generated internal feedback and wanted external feedback from teachers and peers. Teachers' reports of student feedback propensities may have been influenced by their knowledge of the student's academic achievement. A self-report measure could eliminate this problem. The relationship between feedback scales and academic achievement is in need of further study. There might be a potential for creating learning and feedback experiences congruent with a student's feedback style. (DWH)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Atlanta Public Schools GA
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (66th, New York, NY, March 19-23, 1982).