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ERIC Number: EJ784965
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Jun
Pages: 17
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0920-525X
Teachers' Expectancy and Efficacy as Correlates of School Achievement in Delta, Mississippi
Al-Fadhli, Hussain; Singh, Madhu
Journal of Personnel Evaluation in Education, v19 n1-2 p51-67 Jun 2006
This study explored the relationship between school achievement levels and teachers' expectations, locus of control and efficacy in four elementary schools in Delta, Mississippi in keeping with the self-fulfilling prophecy theory. Data from surveys of 102 teachers, five focus groups, observations, and secondary information on teachers' grading pattern were used. Analyses using t-tests and multiple linear regressions revealed that teachers in high achieving schools tended to exhibit an internal locus of control and base their expectancies on students' abilities rather than personal characteristics. School achievement level was found to be the only significant predictor indicating that high achieving schools had a culture of higher expectations that affected teachers' perceptions, motivations, and grading pattern. These findings are substantiated by qualitative assessments.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi