ERIC Number: ED408384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher and Peer Perceptions of Aggressive Behavior.
Britsch, Brenda; And Others
This study investigated neighborhood differences in perceptions of aggressive behavior from teachers and students' peers. Predominantly African American students (n=764) in grades 3 through 5 from 2 urban public schools (29 classrooms) in southern California participated in this study. The neighborhoods surrounding the schools differ substantially in the prevalence of violent crime. In each classroom, teachers and students assessed the level of aggression for class members. Teachers rated children in the more violent community as less aggressive than the children in the less violent community. However, more children in the violent community were perceived as aggressive by peers compared to their counterparts in the violent community. Gender and age differences in teacher perceptions were greater in the less violent neighborhood. Results are discussed in terms of the unique needs of children living in violent communities. (Contains 9 figures and 13 references.) (Author/SLD)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Aggression, Behavior Patterns, Black Students, Crime, Educational Environment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students, Neighborhoods, Peer Relationship, Public Schools, Sex Differences, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes, Urban Schools, Urban Youth, Violence
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Centers for Disease Control (DHHS/PHS), Atlanta, GA.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California