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ERIC Number: ED180667
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Oct
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Judgments of Competence of Male Junior High School Students.
Fisher, Lawrence
Junior High School (JHS) teachers were interviewed to determine their criteria for competent and incompetent student behavior in school and their verbatim statements were adapted into questionnaire format. Two hundred and eleven male students were rated on competence in 15 classrooms by their teachers and a series of factor analytic procedures yielded the following independently replicated factors: academic competence, intrusiveness, social avoidance and dependency/immaturity. A rational factor of extreme behaviors such as cheating, or talking of self as ugly or stupid, was also included. When compared to findings of previous studies results indicate that JHS teachers tend to view competence as more related to social and emotional abilities than to elementary school teachers, who have been found to emphasize competence as compliance with institutional demands. The data indicate that JHS teachers have a relatively stable conceptual framework from which they "view" the competence of male students and that this framework is replicable in a variety of teacher groups. Test-retest reliability data is given. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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