ERIC Number: EJ1025244
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
The Role of Active Listening in Teacher-Parent Relations and the Moderating Role of Attachment Style
Castro, Dotan R.; Alex, Cohen; Tohar, Gilad; Kluger, Avraham N.
International Journal of Listening, v27 n3 p136-145 2013
This study tested the perceived effectiveness of "Listening-Ask questions-Focus on the issue-Find a first step" method (McNaughton et al., 2008) in a parent-teacher conversation using a scenario study (N?=?208). As expected, a scenario based on this method compared with a scenario of a conversation omitting the four steps of the method was perceived both by teachers and parents as more effective (d?=?1.43). Moreover, it was hypothesized that the effectiveness of this listening method would be found largely among secure participants. Indeed, the findings suggested that anxious people were less sensitive to the manipulation. Research hypotheses regarding avoidant attachment style were not supported, suggesting that more research is needed to better understand the moderating role of attachment style.
Descriptors: Parent Teacher Cooperation, Listening Skills, Attachment Behavior, Vignettes, Comparative Analysis, Security (Psychology), Role, Models, Foreign Countries, Attitude Measures, Questionnaires, Regression (Statistics)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Israel