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Schaefer, Earl S.; And Others – 1983
A longitudinal study tested the hypotheses that in relation to parents with an external locus of control, parents with an internal locus of control: would have a higher level of mother-infant interaction, would have more self-directing and less conforming values for children, and would have children who showed more academic competence. The initial…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Child Rearing, Children, Demography
Schaefer, Earl S.; And Others – 1983
A unified conceptual model is needed to integrate the extensive research on (1) social competence and adaptive behavior, (2) converging conceptualizations of social adjustment and psychopathology, and (3) emerging concepts and measures of academic competence. To develop such a model, a study was conducted in which teacher ratings were collected on…
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Factor Structure, Hostility, Interpersonal Competence
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Mboya, Mzobanzi M. – Educational Psychology, 1995
Maintains that a significant positive relationship exists between perceived teacher support, interest, and encouragement and adolescents' self-concept in Africa. Utilized the Self-Description Inventory (SDI) to reveal that specific dimensions of adolescents' self-concepts were positively affected by specific teacher behaviors. (MJP)
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, African Culture, Classroom Environment, Foreign Countries
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Walker, Hill M.; Lamon, William E. – Journal of Special Education, 1987
The paper describes a behavioral-ecological assessment system called AIMS (Assessment for Integration into Mainstream Settings) and presents the results of a comparative study of the responses of four Australian (N=179) and two U.S. (N=72) elementary teacher groups on two of the AIMS assessment instruments, the Social Behavior Standards Inventory…
Descriptors: Behavior Rating Scales, Behavior Standards, Classroom Environment, Comparative Analysis
Slem, Charles M. – 1983
The relationship between classroom absenteeism and academic performance has been well documented. To assess the relationship between absenteeism and traditional stress risk/buffer factors, depressogenic attributional style, depression and academic performance, 68 students completed the Internal-External Control Scale, two versions of life event…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Attribution Theory, College Students
Marshall, Hermine H.; Weinstein, Rhona S. – 1984
The purpose of this paper is to explore differences in the nature of classrooms where students perceive high and low amounts of differential teacher treatment between high and low achievers. The Teacher Treatment Inventory was used to measure students' perceptions of the frequency of 30 teacher behaviors towards a hypothetical male or female high…
Descriptors: Classroom Observation Techniques, Elementary Education, Expectation, Feedback
Pierson, Dorothy; Archambault, Francis – 1984
Using a survey of 1,656 Connecticut public school employees, this study compared burnout and stress variables for five groups: classroom teachers, school social workers, school psychologists, guidance counselors, and reading specialists. Questionnaires included a burnout inventory, role-behavior survey, and request for demographic information.…
Descriptors: Burnout, Elementary Secondary Education, Job Satisfaction, Negative Attitudes
Bhushan, Vidya – 1985
The relationship between a teacher's attitude and the environment of his or her class was examined. The research was designed to determine the effects of the learning environment on the academic achievements of students. This research measured teacher attitudes with the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory (MTAI). Students' perceptions of the…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attitude Measures, Classroom Environment, Educational Environment
Anderegg, David; Chess, Joan – 1983
A study was conducted to test the hypothesis that adults' differential definitions of social competence for boys and for girls may contribute to lack of agreement between teachers' and classmates' ratings of children's social competence. Subjects were 540 children in fourth- and fifth-grade classrooms in four public schools in the greater Boston…
Descriptors: Aggression, Comparative Analysis, Elementary Education, Elementary School Students
Marchant, Gregory J. – 1990
This study examined the effects of specific motivational dimensions and self-perceptions of a group of 47 urban black fourth and fifth grade students on attendance and academic achievement. Each student's responses to a measure of intrinsic and extrinsic motivation and a self-perception inventory were compared to each other and to his or her…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Attendance, Black Students, Elementary School Students
Happs, John C. – 1986
The purpose of the Exemplary Practice in Science and Mathematics Education (EPSME) study was to identify high quality science and mathematics teaching, to document exemplary practice through case studies, and to investigate key characteristics common to exemplary teaching in different sites. This paper discusses the case studies which considered…
Descriptors: Classroom Environment, Science Activities, Science Education, Science Instruction
Parsons, John W. – 1982
To determine the role that writing plays in personality and attitude change, a study was devised using the Omnibus Personality Inventory (OPI) and teacher observations. High school students were asked to keep a journal and were given a time during the day to free write. Teachers were asked to identify those students who had developed great…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Attitude Measures, Classroom Research, Cognitive Development
Lillemyr, Ole Fredrik – 1983
The Student Motivation for Musical Activities in Elementary School project was conducted between 1982 and 1983 with 3 main purposes: to study problems of motivation in the classroom, to examine factors significant to student motivation for general music program activities, and to obtain empirical foundations for the development of teaching…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Need, Behavior, Comparative Education
Hughey, Jim D.; Harper, Bena – 1983
A study related the communication responsiveness of instructors to the affective and cognitive outcomes of students in basic speech communication courses. Specifically, the study investigated both the instructors' overall responsiveness and their responsiveness as climate makers. The communication responsiveness of instructors was measured by the…
Descriptors: Affective Behavior, Classroom Communication, Communication Research, Communication Skills