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ERIC Number: ED068303
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 267
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A Study of Relationships Among Verbal Interaction, Student Achievement, and Attitude in Selected Two and Four Year College General Chemistry Classes.
Cangemi, Mary Clare
Students in general chemistry courses in four colleges in New York were given the American Chemical Society-National Science Teachers Association High School Chemistry Examination, Hand's "Scale to Study Attitudes toward College Courses; the Purdue Instructor Performance Indicator," and a chemistry background questionnaire. Lectures and tutorial sessions were tape recorded and analyzed according to Flander's method of interaction analysis. Within each school, sections with high I/D ratios (i.e., more indirect teacher behavior) were compared with low I/D sections on attitudes and achievement. There was no difference in attitude toward the course between high and low I/D groups in any college. Only in Nassau Community College was there a difference in achievement, favoring students in high I/D sections. The ACS-NSTA test was the best predictor of final grade. In some schools, there were significant correlations between student attitudes, toward the course and the teacher, and achievement, although there tended to be a less favorable attitude toward the course and the teacher at the end of the term than at the beginning. (Author/AL)
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Note: Ph.D. Dissertation, New York University