Correlations between teacher and student background and teacher perceptions of discipline problems and disciplinary techniques


Journal Article

A survey of elementary school teachers was conducted to examine the relations between teacher perceptions of discipline problems and disciplinary techniques and five background characteristics of teachers and students: (a) teacher education, (b) teacher experience, (c) student social class, (d) student ethnicity, and (e) student grade level. In general, more experienced and educated teachers preferred confronting students about misbehavior, while less educated teachers rated physical or verbal punishments more favorably. Teachers in schools serving lower social classes and/or more minority students reported more discipline problems and more use of physical punishment. Many other significant relations were reported. Copyright © 1984 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Moore, WL; Cooper, H

Published Date

  • January 1, 1984

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 21 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 386 - 392

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1520-6807

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0033-3085

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/1520-6807(198407)21:3<386::AID-PITS2310210319>3.0.CO;2-P

Citation Source

  • Scopus