Secondary education teachers' and students' perceptions about classroom discipline

Concepción Gotzens, Antoni Castelló, Cándido Genovard, Mar Badía

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    The way discipline problems are perceived and represented by teachers and students is, probably, one of the main cues to explain what classroom discipline is and how it is felt by them. This study focuses on the discrepancies in the perceptions of both teachers and students about which are the main behavioural problems in the classroom and how teachers cope with them. With that aim, data has been collected from a sample of 1389 students and 170 teachers, from E.S.O. level (secondary obligatory education: ages 12 to 16). A questionnaire has been administrated to asses their perceptions about the topic. Results show significant differences, although of moderate intensity, in the behaviours that are perceived to be punished. But these differences become quite intense when considering the kind of response provided by teachers. Copyright © 2003 Psicothema.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)362-368
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2003


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