ERIC Number: ED203534
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Apr
The Relationship Between Discipline Problems and Teachers', Parents', and Students' Beliefs on Discipline.
Tamashiro, Roy T.
A study in an urban public school indicated that the number and degree of discipline problems teachers faced in their classrooms were unrelated to the teachers' agreement with parents or students on disciplinary approaches, and were also unrelated to whether the teachers, their students, or the students' parents endorsed any of the three major schools of discipline. These three schools are identified as Interventionist, which is based on the belief that behavior is a result of external forces affecting the student; Noninterventionist, based on the notion that misbehavior is a result of students' unresolved inner conflicts; and Interactionist, based on the theory that good behavior is learned through contact with other people and their values. The Beliefs on Discipline Inventory was used to measure the attitudes of 183 seventh-grade students, 304 of their parents, and the 10 seventh-grade teachers in the school. The teachers also assessed each student as never, sometimes, or frequently a discipline problem. (PGD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Los Angeles, CA, April 13-17, 1981).