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ERIC Number: EJ947801
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
ISSN: ISSN-1937-0814
School Culture, Teacher Regard, and Academic Aspirations among Middle School Students
McCollum, Elan C.; Yoder, Nicholas P.
Middle Grades Research Journal, v6 n2 p65-74 2011
Middle school students perform well academically when their schooling environment meets their developmental needs (Eccles et al., 1993). Both school culture and student-teacher relationships are influential aspects of the school environment that impact academic expectations, school satisfaction, and academic performance. In the current study, we examined the relationship between perceptions of academic culture within a school, teacher regard, and academic aspirations among middle school students (N = 1,376). Results showed a significant mediation of teacher regard on the relationship between academic culture and academic aspirations. Both perception of school culture and perception of student-teacher relationships are relevant factors when considering middle school students' academic aspirations. Implications for teacher education and teacher development programs are discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Grade 7; Middle Schools
Audience: Students
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland