ERIC Number: ED461840
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Apr
Teachers' Perceptions Regarding the Effects of Marital Disruption on Children's Reading Performance and Attitudes.
Lewis, Dawn P.
This study was conducted to examine teachers' expectations regarding the reading achievement of children from divorced and intact families. Sixty elementary school teachers participated by completing a survey. Four variations for the survey were distributed. Each version differed from the others only to the extent that the introductory statement was modified to change the sex of the hypothetical child and the marital status of the hypothetical child's mother. The teachers numerically rated their hypothetical child on seven academic characteristics and four questions that required personal opinions. Results indicated that teachers' performance expectations were lower for children from divorced families. Furthermore, lower expectations were held for boys than girls regardless of their family dynamics. (Contains 47 references and 2 tables of data. The four versions of the survey instrument are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Master of Arts Thesis, Kean University.