ERIC Number: ED186408
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Teachers' Thinking About Problem Students. Research Series No. 68.
Brophy, Jere E.; Rohrkemper, Mary M.
Teacher responses to problem student behavior was studied. Responses were coded for teachers' attributional inferences, concerning both problem students and their own ability to handle the problems. Attibutional inferences differed according to problem ownership. For problems owned primarily by teachers themselves, students were seen as acting intentionally and able to control their behavior. For shared problems, teachers inferred that students were not acting intentionally but could control their behavior if helped. For problems owned mostly by the students, teachers inferred neither controllability nor intentionality, yet expressed greater confidence in their own ability to cope with the problems. (JD)
Descriptors: Attribution Theory, Behavior Problems, Classroom Techniques, Coping, Discipline, Elementary School Teachers, Interaction, Student Behavior, Student Teacher Relationship, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teaching Methods
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State Univ., 252 Erikson Hall, East Lansing, MI 48824 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.