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ERIC Number: ED093986
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Apr
Reference Count: 0
The Effects of Adult Evaluation on Elementary School Children's Work and Social Interaction: An Experimental Study of Affective Tone and Helpfulness.
Torop, Nancy R.
This investigation was concerned with the effects of negative evaluations by an adult on elementary school children's social interactions and performance. A two-component theory of evaluation called for experimental creation of evaluative comments which involved two degrees of strength of criticism and two degrees of helpful information provided by the criticisms. While the major hypotheses were generally confirmed, significant interaction effects between evaluative variables and sex of pupils occurred. Implications for the use of teacher evaluation in the classroom and the use of experimentally controlled simulated classroom techniques for social psychological educational research are discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (59th, Chicago, Illinois April 1974)