ERIC Number: ED432513
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Apr
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Associations between Psychosocial Environment in Religious Education Classes and Student Outcomes.
Dorman, Jeffrey P.; McRobbie, Campbell J.; Foster, William J.
Over the past 20 years independent lines of research in the fields of classroom environment and student attitudes to Christianity have been conducted. A study brought these two fields together by investigating the relationship between student perceptions of religious classroom environment and their attitudes toward Christianity. A personal form of the Catholic School Classroom Environment Questionnaire (which assesses seven classroom environment dimensions) along with four Attitude to Christianity scales were administered to 1317 students in Australian Catholic secondary schools. Simple, multiple, and canonical correlation analyses revealed statistically significant relationships between dimensions of the classroom environment and the four attitude to Christianity measures. Findings provide evidence that positive classroom environments enhance students' attitudes to Christianity. Contains 8 tables of data and 49 references. (Author/BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Identifiers - Location: Australia