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ERIC Number: EJ1039521
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 14
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 47
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
The Role of the Degree of Acquaintance with Teachers on Students' Interpersonal Perceptions of Their Teacher
Mainhard, Tim; Wubbels, Theo; Brekelmans, Mieke
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v17 n1 p127-140 Mar 2014
Some researchers suggest that the way a teacher is perceived during the first encounter with a classroom group resembles, and therefore is predictive of, later classroom processes as perceived by students. This study investigated the degree to which interpersonal ratings (i.e., control and affiliation), given by secondary school students to teachers unknown to them, are comparable to ratings given by students who are well acquainted with that teacher, by means of a quasi-experimental design. Ratings concerning a teacher students had not met before, based on a 5 min video vignette, were compared to ratings given by students who had been taught by the same teacher for at least a year (N =489). Students at no acquaintance perceived a teacher's interpersonal traits in a similar way as students who were familiar with that teacher. It is concluded that students' early interpersonal perceptions of a teacher largely resemble perceptions formed by students that know this teacher well.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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