ERIC Number: ED058578
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Dec
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How Students Cope with Work Problems in the U. S. and Abroad.
Peck, Robert F.
What styles of action do boys learn to use in tackling work problems? How are these different from what girls do? What particular coping styles are preferred in different cultures? What differences are there between working class and upper-middle class in their dominant coping styles? Such choices of strategies in dealing with tasks are related to school achievement, vocational aspirations, and kinds of satisfactions young people seek in their work. By combining such measures of motivation and behavior style with measures of aptitude, better understanding and better prediction of individual achievement is sought. The study also seeks information about how children are influenced by family experiences in the development of their coping styles. This paper offers preliminary findings from a cross-national study of school children from 8 countries. This work is the basis for an experiment now under way in the Research and Development Center for Teacher Education to test ways of training teachers to improve the coping effectiveness of their pupils. (Author)
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Research and Development Center for Teacher Education.