ERIC Number: ED412648
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
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Associations between School Environment and Environment in Religion Classes in Australian Catholic High Schools.
Dorman, Jeffrey P.
This paper describes a study of links between school environment and classroom environment in Catholic high schools in Australia. A sample of 893 students in 40 grade-9 and grade-12 religious education classes and 80 teachers of religious education in Catholic high schools was used to assess 4 dimensions of school environment (Empowerment, Student Support, Affiliation, and Mission Consensus) and 3 dimensions of classroom environment in high schools (Student Affiliation, Interactions, and Cooperation). Associations between these dimensions of school and classroom environment were investigated using simple, multiple, and canonical correlation analyses. In general, results indicated weak relationships between school and classroom environment, and they reinforced the view that characteristics of school environment were not transmitted automatically into religion classrooms. An appendix contains the school and classroom environment questionnaires. (Contains 4 tables and 31 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Tests/Questionnaires
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Identifiers - Location: Australia