ERIC Number: EJ466323
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Does Being Good Make the Grade? Social Behavior and Academic Competence in Middle School.
Wentzel, Kathryn R.
Journal of Educational Psychology, v85 n2 p357-64 Jun 1993
Correlational findings based on 423 students in sixth and seventh grades indicate that prosocial and antisocial behavior are related significantly to grade point average and standardized test scores and to teachers' preferences for students and academic behavior. The role of social behavior in promoting classroom learning is discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Behavior Patterns, Competence, Compliance (Psychology), Correlation, Grade 6, Grade 7, Grade Point Average, Intermediate Grades, Learning, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Scores, Social Behavior, Social Desirability, Standardized Tests, Teacher Expectations of Students, Test Results
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Version of a paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Assn. (San Francisco, CA, April 20-24, 1992).