Date of Award
University or Center
Clark Atlanta University(CAU)
Dr. Stanley Mims
The purpose of this study was to investigate the degree to which student discipline referrals were related to teachers' perceptions of discipline procedures in addition to other variables such as student grade level, administrative teacher rating, teacher sex, teacher experience, and ITBS scores.
The study was conducted through the use of a validated 28 item questionnaire designed and field tested through several Performance Assessment Laboratories. Fifty-seven (57) teachers assigned to Bear Creek Middle School for the 1990-91 school year were selected to participate in the study. The 50 students who participated had been referred for discipline violations. They were matched with the referring teacher to compare perceptions and practices.
The Pearson Product Moment Correlation showed student ITBS scores as the only variable that had a significant relationship to student discipline referrals.
Thornton, Homer E., "A survey of middle school teachers' perceptions and practices of discipline and the relationships to student discipline rederrals" (1991). ETD Collection for AUC Robert W. Woodruff Library. 1441.