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ERIC Number: ED108043
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Pages: 15
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Influence of Situational Factors and Teacher Characteristics on Drug-Related Disciplinary Decisions.
Letchworth, George A.; Stansell, Vance
This study investigated the influence of teacher characteristics (age, gender, and dogmatism) and situational factors (self-motivated, other-motivated and in-class, out-of-class behavior) upon the judgments that are made regarding discipline decisions and perceived causal factors of alcohol related problem behaviors. Eighty educators read scenarios describing four problem behaviors involving alcohol and were instructed to respond in three ways. The educators also completed the short form of the Rokeach Dogmatism Scale. The causal attributions of the educators were analyzed separately for each of the four drug problems. From the comparison of scores, it was apparent that the "age" main effect was a strong one. Younger educators consistently recommended less severe discipline techniques than did the older group. The low dogmatism educators recommended the most severe disciplines while the high dogmatic educators recommended the least severe discipline. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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