ERIC Number: EJ1135245
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
The Classroom Climate According to Grant Holders 18 (Becarios 18) and Regular Students from a Private University in Lima
Anaya, Julio B.; León, Federico R.
Journal of Educational Psychology - Propositos y Representaciones, v3 n1 p207-231 Jan-Jun 2015
The admission of poor students sponsored by the Beca 18 social program into Lima universities is a recent phenomenon that requires studies on their adjustment and academic performance. This research targeted Beca 18 students at USIL and compared their responses to a questionnaire on perceptions of classroom climate with those from regular students. Both were participating in the course on math analysis offered to engineering students. In the general context of positive perceptions of classroom climate, Beca 18 students slightly differed from regular students, showing more positive perceptions of professor's behavior in terms of creation of a working environment, class pace, interest in the student, and promotion of cooperation and group work. A greater difference was observed in regard of the avoidance of a climate of competition, which should be studied in greater depth. On the other hand, Beca 18 students complained more about the lack of solidarity, which can be explained by their adaptation to the more collectivistic culture observed in Peruvian provinces.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Classroom Environment, Private Colleges, Low Income Students, Comparative Analysis, Student Attitudes, College Students, Student Motivation, Questionnaires, Factor Analysis, Teacher Student Relationship, Peer Relationship, Engineering Education
Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola S.A. Avenue La Fontana 550, Urbanizacion San Cesar de La Molina, Lima 12, Peru. Tel: 511-317-1000, Ext. 3139; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://revistas.usil.edu.pe/index.php/pyr
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Peru
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