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ERIC Number: EJ1134073
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0144-3410
Longitudinal Associations of Student-Teacher Relationships and Behavioural and Emotional Strengths on Academic Achievement
Sointu, Erkko T.; Savolainen, Hannu; Lappalainen, Kristiina; Lambert, Matthew C.
Educational Psychology, v37 n4 p457-467 2017
Positive student-teacher relationships are related to students' academic achievement and behavioural and emotional adjustment. How a student's behavioural and emotional strengths are associated with these relationships and how the relationships influence students' academic performance remains unknown. We examined this framework using a cross-lagged panel model with a group of Finnish students and their parents from Grade 5 to Grade 7. The results revealed that the parents rated behavioural and emotional strengths are stable over a 1-year (r = 0.78) and 2-year (r = 0.71) period and that students' perceptions of student--teacher relationships demonstrated greater change over time (r's = 0.54, 0.35). Behavioural and emotional strengths demonstrated a positive relationship with student-teacher relationships as well as academic achievement (ß = 0.39, p < 0.01). Strengths were also indirectly associated with academic achievement via student--teacher relationships. Study limitations, implications and future research are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Finland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavioral and Emotional Rating Scale
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