ERIC Number: ED129592
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Students' Science Attitudes and Self-Concepts in Science as a Function of Role Specific Pupil/Teacher Interpersonal Compatibility.
Schafer, Larry E.; Vargo, Robert A.
The purpose of this study was to develop and use both a totally role-specific measure of pupil/teacher compatibility and a measure of students' perception of compatibility to predict students' science attitudes and self-concepts in science. A sample of seven ninth-grade science teachers and the 334 students in their 16 classes was administered a set of attitude, interpersonal compatibility, and self-concept instruments. Among the findings of the study were: the regression equations consisting of 18 compatibility variables, sex, and six coded teacher variables accounted for a significant amount of variation in both self-concept in science and science attitude; girls had lower attitudes toward science than boys; students who perceived a greater originator control compatibility between themselves and their teachers tended to have higher self-concepts in science; and students with greater role-specific reciprocal control compatibility tended to have higher self-concepts in science. (Author/MH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association for Research in Science Teaching (49th, San Francisco, California, April 23-25, 1976); Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document; Figures 2, 3 and 4, pages 5, 7 and 8 were removed due to copyright restrictions