ERIC Number: ED308953
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Longitudinal Predictors of Teacher Ratings of Adolescent Academic and Social Performance.
Berkowitz, Marvin W.; Keller, Monica
This study explored differential patterns of variables at 7 and 9 years of age that predict teacher evaluations of academic and social performance at 15 years of age. A total of 101 Icelandic school children were assessed on a variety of variables at ages 7, 9, 12, and 15. Only two variables significantly entered into the regression equation predicting academic grades. Friendship reasoning at 9 years and Raven IQ at 7 years accounted for nearly 40% of the variance in grades at 15 years. Three variables significantly predicted teacher ratings of 15-year-olds' social behavior. Friendship stage at 9 years, SES at 7 years, and perspective-taking at 9 years accounted for almost 25% of the variance in social behavior at 15 years. It was concluded that teacher ratings of disparate domains such as academic performance and social skills are neither non-overlapping nor isomorphic phenomena. (RH)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Rating, Adolescents, Children, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Friendship, Intelligence Quotient, Logical Thinking, Longitudinal Studies, Perspective Taking, Predictor Variables, Social Behavior, Socioeconomic Status, Teacher Student Relationship
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development (Kansas City, MO, April 27-30, 1989).