ERIC Number: ED049335
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Teacher Expectations, Children's Perceived Powerfulness and School Performance.
Nagler, Sylvain; Hoffnung, Robert
The Children's Perceived Powerfulness Scale (CPPS) was administered to 1200 suburban elementary grade school children. At each of four grade levels, three classes were designated as High Powerful (HP) and three as Low Powerful (LP). Results indicate that children in HP classes were viewed more favorably by their teachers, obtained higher scores on standardized tests, and were judged to have fewer behavioral problems than children in LP classes. The results are discussed in terms of the characteristics of classroom structure and teacher roles which may facilitate or inhibit feelings of powerfulness and, consequently, school performance of elementary school children. (Author/DM)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Yale Univ., New Haven, CT. Dept. of Psychiatry.
Note: Prepared for presentation at the 48th Annual Meeting of the American Orthopsychiatric Association, Washington, D.C., March 21-24, 1971