ERIC Number: EJ768691
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: N/A
Teacher-Student Interaction and Gifted Students' Attitudes toward Chemistry in Laboratory Classrooms in Singapore
Lang, Quek Choon; Wong, Angela F. L.; Fraser, Barry J.
Journal of Classroom Interaction, v40 n1 p18-28 Sum 2005
This study investigated associations between teacher-student interaction and students' attitudes towards chemistry among 497 tenth grade students from three independent schools in Singapore. Analyses supported the reliability and validity of a 48-item version of the Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction (QTI). Statistically significant gender differences and stream differences (i.e. gifted vs. non-gifted) were observed for numerous QTI scales, but gender x stream interactions also emerged. Associations were found between the interpersonal behavior of chemistry teachers and students' enjoyment of their chemistry lessons.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Student Relationship, Grade 10, Interaction, Gender Differences, Earth Science, Chemistry, Academically Gifted, Student Attitudes, Reliability, Validity, Questionnaires, Science Laboratories
University of Houston, College of Education. 442 Farish Hall, Houston, TX 77204-5026. Web site: http://cmcd.coe.uh.edu/coejci/index.html
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 10; High Schools
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction