A study of the relationship between student perceptions of teachers' classroom behaviors and teachers' classroom management preference



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The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between students' perceptions of their teachers' classroom behavior and their teachers' preference for classroom management behavior. Instrumentation. The Teacher Opinion Questionnaire is a self-report questionnaire which was used to determine teachers' preference of classroom management behavior. The Pupil Observation Survey provided a total measure of students' perceptions of teachers' classroom behavior. Procedure and Sample. Both teacher and student instruments were administered during a regular class period. Data were collected during a six-week period of the first semester of the 1976-77 school year. The sample consisted of 80 teachers and students in their classes (one class for each teacher participating in the study) of inner-city and Title One schools in the Houston Independent School District. [...]