ERIC Number: ED244037
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Factors Related to Student Perceptions of School during Mandated Desegregation.
Pugh, Richard C.; And Others
For this study, four criterion variables were defined to assess student perceptions of school during a period of judicial mandated school desegregation. These four variables were student perceptions of (1) school environment, (2) interaction between black students and white students, (3) interaction between teachers and students, and (4) interaction between students and students. These perceptions were measured through the use of the Student Needs Assessment Survey, 1982-83. The survey instrument was administered to a random sample of students in grades two through eleven in six metropolitan township school districts in Marion County, Indiana. The purpose of this study was to determine if two selected factors were associated with student perceptions of these four school-related criterion variables. "Grade in school" and "parental concern for school" were the selected factors (predictor variables). The significance of the relationships between the two factors and the four criterion variables were tested separately for black and white students by using simple, first-order partial, and multiple correlation coefficients. All correlation coefficients were evaluated by using a replication design. It was found that all four student perceptions of school were related to parental concern, while two were related to grade level. (Author/GC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, Louisiana, April 23-24, 1984).