ERIC Number: EJ1202495
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Feb
Abstractor: As Provided
Children's Attributions about Teachers' Intentions
Samson, Jennifer E.; Wehby, Joseph H.
Psychology in the Schools, v56 n2 p220-231 Feb 2019
Hostile attribution bias (HAB) has been shown to predict aggressive behavior, especially toward peers. The current study examined whether HAB is also related to conflict with teachers, an important predictor of academic and social success in school-aged children. A total of 282 second to fourth grade boys in 74 classrooms completed a self-report measure of HAB toward teachers, while their teachers assessed conflict in the teacher-student relationship. Results supported the presence of a positive relationship between HAB toward teachers and conflict with teachers. These findings suggest that HAB toward teachers may be an indicator of difficulties and, pending further research, a potential avenue for intervention to improve teacher-student relationships.
Descriptors: Childhood Attitudes, Attribution Theory, Teacher Behavior, Intention, Teacher Student Relationship, Bias, Conflict, Predictor Variables, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Grade 4, Males, Academic Achievement, Intervention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 4; Intermediate Grades
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