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ERIC Number: EJ872259
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Teacher Greetings Increase College Students' Test Scores
Weinstein, Lawrence; Laverghetta, Antonio; Alexander, Ralph; Stewart, Megan
College Student Journal, v43 n2 p452-453 Jun 2009
The current study is an extension of a previous investigation dealing with teacher greetings to students. The present investigation used teacher greetings with college students and academic performance (test scores). We report data using university students and in-class test performance. Students in introductory psychology who received teachers' personal recognition before class begins ("Hello", "I am glad you're in class today") did significantly better on a class test that day than the same students who did not receive such preclass attention. Pretest mean was 67.05% and posttest mean was 85.25%. There were 40 participants, (t(39) = 7.401, p less than 0.001). This is a potentially important easy way to positively impact student learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A