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ERIC Number: ED173731
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Attitudes, Values and Motives of Classroom Facilitators and Inhibitors.
Gnagey, William J.
In this effort to isolate personal characteristics which might influence the behavior of disruptive students, high school teachers were asked to identify disruptive students (inhibitors) and well-behaved students (facilitators). Out of this group, 59 inhibitors and 86 facilitators were selected for study. All subjects were administered the Quality of School Life Instrument, the Inventory of Values, and the Motivation Inventory. Not surprisingly, results showed that facilitators, as compared to inhibitors, perceived school life as more satisfying, their classes as more interesting, and their teachers as more effective. A large difference between the two groups' scores on the National Educational Development Test suggested a strong connection between classroom behavior and achievement. The combined consideration of all findings revealed the classroom inhibitor to be a comparatively unhappy, frightened student with a less-than-average achievement record. (Author/BP)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A