Some Effects on Interaction Activities on the Development of Classroom Social Climate

Year: 1986

Author: Barling, Dr Norman

Type of paper: Abstract refereed

Twelve classes were visited four times during the year and data from these visits were applied to analyses of variance for repeatedmeasures to enable comparison to be made between high-implementation, low-implementation and zero-implementation groups of classes. Trends suggested that students from the high-implementation group of classes had more best friends and more cohesive classes than the other two groups of classes. They perceived their teachers as more empathic and held them in higher regard than the students in the other groups of classes. The high-implementation group also experienced their classes as having less friction and difficulty than the low-implementation or zero-imples~ntation groups.