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ERIC Number: ED083498
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973-Aug
Pages: 11
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Teacher's and Parent's Attribution of Causality for Children's Performance.
Beckman, Linda J.
This study examines certain differences in attribution of causation regarding a child's performance between parents and teachers. The study attempts to examine the process through which teachers' and parents' biases regarding a child are developed and the group differences between the biases. Nine upper-elementary grade teachers assigned equal numbers of children from their own classrooms to three performance categories: Low Performance, Moderate Performance, and High Performance. A child's teacher and his or her parent (usually mother) then completed structured and open-ended questions regarding the reasons why the child performed as he or she did. Results showed that while teachers clearly distinguished differences in causative factors in the different performance conditions, parents of children in different conditions did not significantly differ in their ratings on each factor. Teaching was rated as more important by parents in all three conditions than by teachers. (Author/WSK)
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Note: Paper presented at the American Psychiatric Association Meeting, 26-31 August 1973, Montreal, Canada