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ERIC Number: ED050026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Pages: 15
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Pupil Sex as a Variable in Teacher Perception of Classroom Behavior.
Felsenthal, Helen
This study investigated differences related to pupils' sex in female teachers' perceptions of pupil social behavior and related these differences to reading achievement. A questionnaire was utilized to measure teachers' perceptions of pupil behavior. Data was obtained from a sample of 20 female first grade teachers and their pupils, 220 girls and 219 boys. Teacher praise and criticism behaviors were recorded through an author-constructed Classroom Observation Record. Data was analyzed through correlation procedures and analysis of variance techniques. Results indicated that teachers perceived boys as displaying significantly more negative behavior than girls. Boys were criticized significantly more often than girls and received significantly lower reading achievement scores. Pupils of either sex who rated as aggressive and hostile received low achievement scores. (RT)
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Note: Paper presented at AERA annual meeting, New York, 1971