ERIC Number: EJ727109
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
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Teachers' Perceptions of Underachievement in Elementary Schools in Kuwait
Al-Sahel, Rashed Ali
School Psychology International, v26 n4 p478-493 2005
This study focuses on teachers' perceptions of the problem of underachievement in elementary schools in Kuwait. Five hundred and twenty elementary school teachers participated. Teachers thought that the main reasons behind the problem of under-achievement in school could be attributed to family factors. They also indicated that the most related problems to underachievement in school are reading difficulties and poor writing, homework negligence and daydreaming. However, teachers believed that they are able to help underachievers to become higher achieving students. Comparing teachers' perceptions of underachievement, the results showed that there were no significant differences between male and female teachers. On the other hand, the results indicated significant differences between subjects according to the teachers' length of experience and the locations of schools.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Underachievement, Reading Difficulties, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Gender Differences, Teaching Experience, School Location, Family Environment
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Kuwait