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ERIC Number: ED423221
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 25
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Students' Perceptions of Self and Classroom Environment and Their Reported Help Seeking Behaviors.
Greenberg, Rebecca C.
This study explored possible relationships between sixth-grade students' perceptions of themselves and their classroom environments and their help-seeking behaviors in mathematics classes. Researchers administered a city-wide survey to sixth-grade Chicago public school students. Half the students answered items regarding their reading/language arts classes and half answered items regarding their math classes. This paper discusses only students who completed the math section. The survey had students report their levels of competence, classroom social support, collaboration and autonomy, the frequency of asking the teacher and other students for help, and their preferred helping strategies. Results indicated that the frequency of asking the teacher for help was influenced by achievement, the presence of collaboration in the classroom, and a student's sense of autonomy and competence. The overall achievement of the school had a direct relationship with amount of help requested of the teacher. The frequency of asking other students for help was influenced by gender, sense of autonomy, and presence of collaboration and social supportiveness in the class. Autonomy and collaboration related to both asking the teacher and asking another student for help. Overall, students preferred receiving instrumental and indirect types of help rather than direct help. (Contains 14 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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