ERIC Number: EJ789206
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Liking or Disliking the Teacher: Student Motivation, Engagement and Achievement
Montalvo, Gregory P.; Mansfield, Eric A.; Miller, Raymond B.
Evaluation and Research in Education, v20 n3 p144-158 2007
The current study combines multiple lines of research on student/teacher relationships, to identify characteristics of liked teachers and examine the impact of liking or disliking the teacher on student learning and motivation. The study compared motivation data related to liked and disliked teachers from 125 students. Participants completed two versions of a motivation survey assessing their goals, perceived ability, effort and persistence. The findings suggest that when students like a teacher they experience motivational and achievement benefits.
Descriptors: Student Motivation, Teacher Student Relationship, Teacher Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Comparative Analysis, Academic Achievement, Student Participation
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