ERIC Number: ED215446
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Special Education Student: His Behavior and Academic Achievement.
Loranger, Michel; Picard, Liette
The relationship between classroom behavior and academic success was investigated in 29 seventh grade boys with learning difficulties. Observations were made of 19 categories of behavior, including approval in group, appropriate visual orientation in class, class interaction, group work, inappropriate peer interaction, and teacher contact. Results confirmed that academic achievement was related to classroom behavior, although the predictiveness of behavioral categories was not stable across experimental phases. Five behaviors were among the best achievement predictors: attention, participation (verbal and nonverbal), initiating teacher contacts, appropriate disapproval, and classroom approval. Ordering and notetaking behaviors showed a negative relationship to academic achievement. (CL)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Patterns, Junior High Schools, Learning Disabilities, Males, Prediction
Universite Laval, Tour des Arts; Quebec, Canada.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (Los Angeles, CA, August, 1981). Print is poor in parts.