ERIC Number: ED529283
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
The Impact of a Student's Lack of Social Skills on Their Academic Skills in High School
Eleby, Calvin, Jr.
"The major problems facing the world today can be solved only if we improve our understanding of human behavior" (Schlinger, 2005, pg. 48) and how it affects our educational experience in high school. The purpose of this study was to explore and examine to what extent there exists a relationship between social and academic study skills and its significance. The study answered, specifically, (1) if there exists a relationship between social and academic skills, (2) the extent of the relationship, and (3) what can educational leaders and teachers do to assist the student making improvement in social and academic skills. The research design chosen for this case study was a random non-experimental design, spanning across five (5) states that included eighteen (18) teachers and eighteen (18) students. The inquiry took its lead from the view-point of Burrhus Frederic Skinner, one of the most outspoken behaviorist psychologist. Skinner was the forerunner of the "behaviorist theory" which postulated that learning has nothing to do with the mind; rather learning occurs with the acquisition of new behavior. The study utilized a ten (10) question survey and reviewed the responses from the teachers regarding the specific student's academic skills and social skills. Three appendixes are included: (1) Letter to principal; (2) Questionnaire/survey; and (3) Letter from Institutional Review Board.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois; Minnesota; Nevada; Wisconsin