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ERIC Number: EJ781346
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 17
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
The Influence of the Nonverbal Behaviour of Examiners on Children's Psychometric Performances
Schiaratura, Loris; Askevis-Leherpeux, Francoise
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v22 n3 p327-332 2007
This study analysed the effects of the nonverbal behaviour of an examiner on low and high achievers' psychometric performances. The examiner, who was blind to children's achievement level, varied the nonverbal style she adopted when giving instructions. As expected, a warm style led children to score higher than a neutral one. Moreover, warmth effect did not depend on achievement level. It implies that the nonverbal behaviour of an examiner may modify psychological assessments and play a subtle role both in educational decisions and educational guidance. (Contains 1 table and 2 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: France