ERIC Number: ED108863
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: 0
The Correlation of Selected Affective Behaviors with Cognitive Performance in a Biology Course for Elementary Teachers.
Simpson, Ronald D.
The purpose of this study was to calculate a correlation coefficient between criteria such as grades on various aspects of a biology course and affective behaviors. The sample consisted of 27 elementary education undergraduate students engaged in a biology course specifically designed to meet their needs. Inter-item correlation coefficients were calculated for all criteria, cognitive and noncognitive. The results indicate a high correlation between test grades and scores from a checklist of affective behaviors. Students' affective behavior scores also correlated comparatively high with achievement on laboratory and extraclass assignments. However, results indicate that a student's preference for biology did not correspond to any significant degree to his achievement in the course. (Author/BR)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (48th, Los Angeles, California, March 1975)