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ERIC Number: EJ1210599
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0279-6015
Developmental Links between Externalizing Behavior and Student-Teacher Interactions in Male Adolescents with Psychiatric Disabilities
Hopman, Juliette A. B.; Tick, Nouchka T.; van der Ende, Jan; Wubbels, Theo; Verhulst, Frank C.; Maras, Athanasios; Breeman, Linda D.; van Lier, Pol A. C.
School Psychology Review, v48 n1 p68-80 2019
Students exhibiting challenging externalizing behaviors may benefit from supportive interactions with teachers. However, if students show high levels of externalizing behaviors, this may negatively impact on student-teacher interactions, and vice versa. We therefore examined bidirectional developmental links between student-teacher interactions and externalizing behavior of male adolescents placed in special education because of psychiatric disabilities. Participants were 584 adolescents (M[subscript age] = 15.0 years, SD = 1.7) and their teachers from 14 Dutch special education schools. At 3 time points, student-reports of student-teacher interactions and teacher-reports of adolescents' externalizing behavior were collected. Using autoregressive cross-lagged models, results indicate that externalizing behavior predicted decreases in supportive interactions (ß = -0.09, p = 0.02), but not in negative interactions. Student-teacher interactions did not show a significant influence on externalizing behavior. Our results highlight externalizing behavior as an important target for interventions intended to improve student-teacher interactions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands