ERIC Number: ED250197
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-25
Reference Count: 0
Decision-Making in Junior High School Mathematics: Student-Classroom Discrepancy.
Reuman, David A.; And Others
Conceptualizing classroom decision-making within the framework of person-environment fit, it is hypothesized that students will report fewer decision-making opportunities than they think they should have in math classrooms, and that congruence on these "can decide" and "should decide" dimensions will be positively related to math value and enjoyment, and inversely related to school misbehavior. Student and teacher ratings were collected for 206 students in ten junior high school math classrooms. Consistent support for the hypotheses was found. The positive consequences of congruence include some which have been found to predict later involvement and achievement in mathematics. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Child Health and Human Development (NIH), Bethesda, MD.; National Inst. of Mental Health (DHHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.
Identifiers: Mathematics Education Research
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (92nd, Toronto, Ontario Canada, August 24-28, 1984).