NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1146399
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-8543
The "What Is Happening in This Class" Questionnaire: A Qualitative Examination in Elementary Classrooms
Charalampous, Kyriakos; Kokkinos, Constantinos M.
Journal of Research in Childhood Education, v31 n3 p379-400 2017
The classroom psychosocial climate (CPSC) is a multidimensional construct, the indicators of which are being operationalized through the subscales of CPSC measuring instruments, such as the What Is Happening in This Class? (WIHIC) questionnaire. As opposed to studies with secondary students, elementary student studies have produced inconsistent results in terms of the factorial structure of such instruments. The purpose of the present study was to thoroughly examine the construct of the elementary CPSC. Semi-structured interviews were conducted with six teachers and 24 students from Greek elementary classrooms and analyzed through qualitative content analysis. The findings generally supported the presence of the CPSC indicators in this context and indicated potential differentiations in terms of content and conceptual independence for at least four of them.
Routledge. Available from: Taylor & Francis, Ltd. 530 Walnut Street Suite 850, Philadelphia, PA 19106. Tel: 800-354-1420; Tel: 215-625-8900; Fax: 215-207-0050; Web site:
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: Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A