ERIC Number: ED070026
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Relationship of Sex of Teacher and Father Presence-Absence to Academic Achievement.
Vroegh, Karen S.
This report contains the findings of five specific hypotheses which were tested concerning the relationship of sex of teacher, sex of child, and extent of father presence to academic achievement. Residual change scores in mathematics, reading, and language were subjected to regression analyses and three-way analyses of variance. The subjects in the study were 201 girls and 215 boys in the fourth and fifth grade classrooms of 14 male and 14 female teachers. The measures of extent of father presence-absence came from mothers' responses to a father activity inventory. The analyses generally indicated that none of the independent variables were related to the achievement scores. The report states that future research should consider intervention at an earlier age, quality of father presence, teacher quality, and developmental sex differences. (WS/Author)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Institute for Juvenile Research, Chicago, IL.