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ERIC Number: EJ1109459
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Rating Students' Problem Behaviour: The Role of Teachers' Individual Characteristics
Kokkinos, Constantinos M.; Kargiotidis, Apostolos
Educational Psychology, v36 n8 p1516-1532 2016
This study examined the role of teachers' personal characteristics and mental health status on their frequency ratings of student problem behaviour. A sample of 121 primary school teachers were asked to rate the frequency of a student's behavioural problems, and to self-report their personality traits, psychopathology symptoms and burnout. Overall, the results revealed that teachers' ratings were significantly predicted by their psychopathology symptoms and to a lesser extent by their personality traits and burnout levels. Student and teacher demographic characteristics were also predictive of teacher ratings. Since teachers are among the primary informants of students' mental health, the results of this study pose the need to take into consideration teachers' individual characteristics, when their ratings are critically evaluated during a student's referral process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Brief Symptom Inventory; Maslach Burnout Inventory; NEO Five Factor Inventory
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