ERIC Number: ED050381
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Multivariate Study of Two Techniques for Analyzing Social Variables in the Classroom.
Kidder, Steven J.
This study was conducted in an attempt to analyze selected aspects of the social milieu surrounding elementary school children. The relationship between the two techniques used in measuring this social environment was also of interest. Fourth and fifth grade students' affective reactions to the following stimuli on both techniques formed the data base: home, friends, mother, self, father, school, teacher, principal. Of primary interest in this study was the attempt to predict or explain the students' reactions to the above stimuli on the basis of the following effects: grade level, teacher sex, student sex, student behavior, and student reading achievement. Results indicated that the combined techniques were most valid in measuring the students' affective reactions to the following stimuli: mother, father, school, teacher, and principal. Based on the eight dependent variables for each technique the overall multivariate hypotheses were significant for these main effects: (1) grade level; (2) teacher sex; and (3) student sex. Of primary interest was the finding that the students' affective reactions to the concepts of school, teacher, and principal varied significantly depending on reading performance. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD. Center for the Study of Social Organization of Schools.