ERIC Number: ED199583
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Sep
Classroom Environment as a Moderator of the IQ: School Performance Relationship.
Trickett, Penelope K.
Much research shows that the correlation between IQ and school performance is consistently high. However, some evidence indicates that this relationship is not consistent but is moderated by classroom psycho-social environment at the first-grade level. Data from IQ tests, the Devereux Elementary School Behavior Rating Scale, number of attendance days, overall academic teacher ratings, and the Pier-Harris Children's Self-Concept Scale were collected from 189 students in one of three types of self-contained first-grade classrooms: open, intermediate, and traditional structure. Findings indicated that, in general, IQ and school performance were highly related in traditional classroom settings, particularly for the two most achievement-oriented school performance dimensions, but only minimally related in the intermediate classroom settings. (Author/KMF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association (88th, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, September 1-5, 1980).