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ERIC Number: EJ829002
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-0749-4025
Teachers' Attributions and Strategies for Student Misbehavior
Kulinna, Pamela Hodges
Journal of Classroom Interaction, v42 n2 p21-30 2007-2008
Student misbehaviors can threaten the effectiveness of a class learning environment. To understand misbehaviors and teachers reactions to it, one must examine teacher attributions, or beliefs about the causes of behavior. Participants in this study were 199 physical education teachers. Their attributions and strategy use were examined via survey methodology. Teachers most commonly attributed students' misbehavior to home and student factors, not teacher or school factors. Their strategy use was somewhat inconsistent with those beliefs and varied by grade level taught, but not by gender, experience, or self-rated management ability. (Contains 4 tables.)
University of Houston, College of Education. 442 Farish Hall, Houston, TX 77204-5026. Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A