ERIC Number: ED145319
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976
Reference Count: N/A
Analysis of Teacher's Perceptions of Transient and Nontransient Sixth-Grade Students.
Harms, Robert A.; Fleming, K. Paul
Historically, the transient student has been perceived as a problem in the public schools, notably within the areas of academic achievement and social adjustment. In an attempt to study the less frequently investigated social adjustment question, this study focuses on teachers' perceptions of students. Responses of teachers having transient and nontransient children in their classes were analyzed to determine whether these students were perceived differently. Following a hypothesis test on group centroids, a discriminant analysis was performed on both groups. Although group differences were statistically significant and a discriminant function was developed, both were pragmatically weak and additional research guidelines were suggested. (Author)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Classroom Environment, Educational Problems, Elementary School Students, Mobility, Research Projects, Social Adjustment, Teacher Attitudes, Transfers, Transient Children
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. Journal Supplement Abstract Service.