ERIC Number: ED471707
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
The MetLife Survey of the American Teacher, 2002: Student Life--School, Home & Community. A Survey of Teachers and Students.
Harris Interactive, Inc., Rochester, NY.
Researchers examined a national sample of 7th-12th grade teachers and students regarding their perceptions of students' daily life at school, home, and the community. Topics included attitudes regarding school, time spent on homework, health habits, and communication among students, teachers, and parents. Results noted relationships among students' lives at school, home, and the community. Low-achieving students were less likely than high-achieving students to: participate in sports, art, or music; eat breakfast; exercise; but more likely to be low income. They were also less likely than high-achieving students to describe their lives as extremely or very happy. Low-income students were less likely to feel very or extremely successful or happy or to participate in activities outside of school. Teachers in predominantly minority or low-income schools were least likely to think their students worried a great deal about doing well in school and most likely to feel their students were only doing enough work to get by. However, minority students were more likely than whites to worry about doing well in school. Most teachers believed that participating in sports, art, and music or in the community helped students succeed in school. Students' school life was affected by home factors (eating and sleeping habits and relationships with parents). (SM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Family Income, Family Influence, Family Life, Low Income Groups, Public Schools, Secondary Education, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Teacher Attitudes
MetLife, Survey of the American Teacher, One Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10010. For full text: http://www.metlife.com.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Metropolitan Life Insurance Co., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harris Interactive, Inc., Rochester, NY.