ERIC Number: ED037788
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Mar-2
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship Between Teachers' Attitudes Toward Pupils and Pupils' Attitudes and Achievement.
Gansneder, Bruce M.
This study focused on the achievement of pupils in 64 schools that varied in: (1) the attitudes teachers held toward students, and (2) racial and economic characteristics. Teachers in these schools responded to 14 questions about their students. Schools were divided into two groups-above and below the mean on the score of the 14 items. Two way analyses of variance (Teacher Attitudes by School Characteristics) were then carried out on each of seven dependent measures of the Stanford Achievement Tests. The main effect of teacher attitudes was not significant for each of the dependent measures. There was some significant difference, however, in poor black schools depending on teacher attitudes. The second objective of the study was to determine the relationship between teachers' attitudes toward students and students' attitudes toward school. The main effect of teacher attitude was significant for only one dimension of student attitudes, that of community support of and parental involvement in the schools. Teacher attitude and interaction effects observed seem not to be due to teacher attitudes, but to socioeconomic differences between the schools. (KJ)
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Authoring Institution: American Educational Research Association, Washington, DC.; Ohio State Univ., Columbus. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper presented at American Educational Research Association Convention, Minneapolis, Minnesota, March 2-6, 1970