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ERIC Number: ED156778
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978-Jun-20
Pages: 22
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Teacher Judgment of Student Self-Concept.
Kennedy, William R.; And Others
Teacher judgments of student self concepts were compared with the students' obtained self concept scores, and the teachers' rating of the classroom behavior of the students. The relationships between the three sets of data were examined via canonical correlations. The instruments used were the Self Observation Scale and the Devereux Elementary School Behavior Rating Scale. The subjects were 56 black, inner city elementary students with 18 teachers participating in the ratings. The results showed the teachers were fairly close in their predictions of the students' self concepts but overestimated the self security scores. In relating the teacher predictions of student self concept, teacher ratings of classroom behavior, and student self concepts it was found that the self security aspect of self concept was consistently identified with sociocentric disruptive behavior as variables possessing the highest weights in the canonical variates. Teacher prediction of student self concept was related to student self concept via self security; teacher rating of disruptive classroom behavior was related to both student self concepts and teacher prediction of student self concepts via self security. The conclusion was that teachers must attend to student anxiety in the classroom to reduce disruptive behavior. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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