ERIC Number: EJ1174273
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
The Structure of Pre-Adolescents' Perceptions of Their Teacher's Interpersonal Behaviours and Their Relation to Pre-Adolescents' Learning Outcomes
Charalampous, Kyriakos; Kokkinos, Constantinos M.
Educational Studies, v44 n2 p167-189 2018
Previous studies have offered indications that the way pre-adolescents (fifth and sixth graders) structure their perceptions of their teacher's interaction in terms of Agency and Communion differs from adolescents. The purpose of this study was to delineate previous findings by thoroughly examining the structure of pre-adolescents' perceptions of their teacher's interpersonal behaviour, and by investigating the extent to which this structure relates to pre-adolescents' learning outcomes. A mixed methods research design was implemented including a qualitative instrument adaptation procedure followed by a quantitative large-scale administration. Participants for the latter were a random sample of 504 pre-adolescents (from 10 to 13 years old) and 36 teachers. Results showed that participants placed significantly more emphasis on their teachers' Communion behavioural dimension and this emphasis was illustrated on the association of perceived teacher interaction and students' learning outcomes. Implications for theory, research and practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Preadolescents, Student Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Student Relationship, Outcomes of Education, Grade 5, Grade 6, Mixed Methods Research, Elementary School Students, Elementary School Teachers, Questionnaires, Foreign Countries, Learning Strategies, Academic Achievement, Semi Structured Interviews, Factor Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 5
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction; Motivated Strategies for Learning Questionnaire