ERIC Number: ED057533
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
The Perception and Treatment by Teachers and Principals of the Behavioral Problems of Elementary School Children.
Dobson, Russell; Brewer, Leon
Compared were attitudes of elementary school teachers and principals on their classification of student behavior and discipline problems and behavior change treatment needed. Subjects consisted of 170 elementary school teachers and 15 principals in a mid-western city school system. Reaction of teachers and principals to discipline and behavior problems and their suggested treatment were rated on the Behavioral Problems Inventory and the Behavioral Problems Treatment Sheet (Dobson, 1966). The statistical method utilized in testing the hypotheses was chi-square, with the level of confidence set at .05. The findings considered to be most significant were that elementary school principals differed significantly from elementary school teachers in their perception of the seriousness of behavioral problems of elementary school children, with principals perceiving the acts as less serious than the teachers, that significant differences in attitudes toward treatment of behavioral problems existed between principals and teachers, and that principals and teachers were in agreement on the value of parent teacher conferences as an effective method of treating behavior, with the principals also favoring parent child teacher conferences. (CB)
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Authoring Institution: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater. Coll. of Education.
Note: Paper presented at the National Elementary School Principals Convention (Cleveland, Ohio 1971)