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ERIC Number: EJ886716
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 34
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Teacher-Student Relationship: The Influence of Teacher Interpersonal Behaviours and Perceived Beliefs about Teachers on the School Adjustment of Low Achieving Students in Asian Middle Schools
Chong, Wan Har; Huan, Vivien S.; Quek, Choon Lang; Yeo, Lay See; Ang, Rebecca P.
School Psychology International, v31 n3 p312-328 2010
This study investigated aspects of the teacher-student relationship as they relate to school adjustment with 523 Grade 8 students in Singapore. The first question examined what configurations of teacher-student support could be identified with low-achieving students. Cluster analysis identified two sub-groups on the basis of specific qualities of the teacher-student relationship and patterns of teacher interpersonal behaviours in the classroom deemed important for improving the psychosocial aspects of their school experience. The second question examined the contribution of these teacher-student relationship variables in predicting school adjustment for each cluster. Finally, post hoc analyses showed students' attitude toward teachers was significant in mediating between teacher-student relational quality and school liking. Implications from the study were discussed. (Contains 1 note and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 8; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Singapore
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction; Behavior Assessment System for Children