ERIC Number: ED308961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989
The Student-Teacher Relationship Scale: Results of a Pilot Study.
Pianta, Robert C.; Nimetz, Sheri L.
This study reports the results of a pilot study of the relationship between teachers and students. The study used a newly developed measure: The Student-Teacher Relationship Scale (STRS). In a sample of 72 kindergarten children, the STRS was found to have three factors: Secure, Change, and Insecure. The total scale and the subscales based on these factors all had alpha reliabilities exceeding .60. There were no gender differences on the STRS total or subscale scores. Support was found for convergent and discriminant validity of the STRS total and subscale scores. The STRS Secure score correlated significantly higher with parental reports of child competence than with a teacher report of classroom competence. (Author/RH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA.; Virginia Univ., Charlottesville.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Student Teacher Relationship Scale