ERIC Number: EJ1129618
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
An Examination of the Relationship among Teachers' Perceptions of Social-Emotional Learning, Teaching Efficacy, Teacher-Student Interactions, and Students' Behavioral Difficulties
Poulou, Maria S.
International Journal of School & Educational Psychology, v5 n2 p126-136 2017
The study investigated how teachers' perceptions of emotional intelligence (EI), social and emotional learning (SEL) skills, and teaching efficacy relate to perceptions of teacher-student relationships and students' emotional and behavioral difficulties. Ninety-eight elementary teachers from public schools in central Greece completed the Self-Rated Emotional Intelligence Scale (SREIS), the Teacher SEL Beliefs Scale, the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES), the Student-Teacher Relationships Scale--Short Form (STRS-SF), and the Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire (SDQ) for 617 of their students, aged 6-11 years old. Structural equation modeling was used to examine an exploratory model of the variables. It was demonstrated that teachers' perceptions of EI, SEL, and teaching efficacy were significantly related to teacher-student relationships, but they were not related to students' emotional and behavioral difficulties. Rather, teachers' perceptions of teacher-student relationships were significantly related to these difficulties. These findings, and their implications for research and practice, are discussed.
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Social Development, Emotional Development, Teacher Effectiveness, Teacher Student Relationship, Behavior Problems, Emotional Intelligence, Elementary School Teachers, Public School Teachers, Structural Equation Models, Rating Scales, Questionnaires, Child Behavior, Screening Tests, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Student Teacher Relationship Scale; Strengths and Difficulties Questionnaire
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