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ERIC Number: EJ1190846
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018-Oct
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0256-2928
A Child's Psychological Adjustment Impacts Teachers' Instructional Support and Affective Response
Nurmi, Jari-Erik; Silinskas, Gintautas; Kiuru, Noona; Pakarinen, Eija; Turunen, Tiina; Siekkinen, Martti; Tolvanen, Asko; Poikkeus, Anna-Maija; Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina
European Journal of Psychology of Education, v33 n4 p629-648 Oct 2018
This cross-lagged longitudinal study examines the evocative impact of a child's psychological adjustment on teachers' affective response and instructional support for a child, and the influence this support and response has on the child's subsequent adjustment. A hundred and seventeen Finnish teachers self-rated the instructional support they gave, and the affect they experienced while teaching 307 children from school grades 1, 2 and 3. Teachers also rated the level of prosocial and externalizing problem behaviour among children. Results showed that the more children exhibited externalizing problem behaviour in grades 1 and 2, teachers not only did provide more instructional support for them a year later but, at the same time, they reported feeling less positive affect. Low levels of positive affect were also reported by teachers a year later with regard to children who had received more instructional support from them in grades 1 and 2.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 1
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Finland