ERIC Number: EJ1031954
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
Students' Big Three Personality Traits, Perceptions of Teacher Interpersonal Behavior, and Mathematics Achievement: An Application of the Model of Reciprocal Causation
Charalampous, Kyriakos; Kokkinos, Constantinos M.
Communication Education, v63 n3 p235-258 2014
The purpose of the present study was to investigate the application of the Model of Reciprocal Causation (MRC) in examining the relationship between student personality (personal factors), student-perceived teacher interpersonal behavior (environment), and Mathematics achievement (behavior), with the simultaneous investigation of mediating effects and bidirectional relationships. The sample consisted of 317 Cypriot students and their 19 teachers. The relationship among the three constructs was examined using structural equation modeling. Results supported the mediating role of student perceptions of teacher interpersonal behavior in the personality-achievement relationship, and the unidirectional effect between student perceptions and achievement, with perceptions affecting achievement. Overall, the study demonstrated that the MRC provides a comprehensive and dynamic framework for examining the role of classroom interactions, student personal characteristics, and achievement. Implications for research and educational practice are discussed.
Descriptors: Causal Models, Personality Traits, Student Characteristics, Mathematics Achievement, Student Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Hypothesis Testing, Psychometrics, Correlation, Interpersonal Relationship, Extraversion Introversion, Proximity
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction