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ERIC Number: EJ847630
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jul
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0361-476X
Complementary Roles of Care and Behavioral Control in Classroom Management: The Self-Determination Theory Perspective
Nie, Youyan; Lau, Shun
Contemporary Educational Psychology, v34 n3 p185-194 Jul 2009
This study examined how classroom management practices--care and behavioral control--were differentially associated with students' engagement, misbehavior, and satisfaction with school, using a large representative sample of 3196 Grade 9 students from 117 classes in Singapore. Results of hierarchical linear modeling showed differential relations. After controlling for students' gender and socioeconomic status, both care and behavioral control were positively related to student engagement. Moreover, behavioral control was a significant negative predictor of classroom misbehavior and care was a significant positive predictor of satisfaction with school. Our findings underscore the importance of blending care and behavioral control to achieve multiple goals of classroom management. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore