ERIC Number: ED175826
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Mar
Teacher Directed Behavior Toward Individual Students.
Oien, Fred M.
A study of five teachers and 316 junior high school physical education students reveals an unequal distribution of positive reinforcement teacher behavior among individual students. Factors influencing the amount of rewarding behavior directed to students include elements such as student gender, teacher perception of student skill level, student in-class personality, and customary amount of student class participation. Male students were found to receive a significantly larger amount of encouraging teacher attention than did female students in 18 of the 21 classes sampled. Teacher behavior patterns may reflect the teacher's situational reaction to class chemistry. Effective individualized inservice programs to aid in overcoming personal bias detrimental to the classroom situation are needed. (LH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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