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Title: EFFECTS OF STUDENTS' PHYSICAL ATTRACTIVENESS, SEX, ETHNICITY, AND ACHIEVEMENT ON TEACHER EXPECTANCY FORMATION.
Authors: TSEHAIE, JEMBERU
Advisors: Dr. Tirusew Teffera,
Copyright: Jun-1993
Date Added: 14-Nov-2012
Abstract: Several studies indicate that various student characteristics play important roles ln the formation of teacher expectation. The main purpose of the present study was to investigate the effects of students' physical attractlveness, sex, ethnicity, and achievement on teacher expectation formation. To accomplish this task, four photographs with two levels of attractiveness, six ethnic names as indicators of student ethnicity, two sexes, and two groups of achievement results were systematically combined to produce 24 hypothetical fifth grade students. An identical essay supposedly written by the student and some other identical information was compiled and written for each of the 24 students. A total of 576 teachers were randomly selected from three regions and were asked to rate the essay and give their future expectations. ANOVA results showed that achievement was the prominent factor in influencing both teachers' rating of the essay and teachers' future expectations. Student sex also influenced teachers' rating of the essay. Female teachers were also found to be more optimistic in their future expectations than male teachers. Except for few interactions all other variables did not show significant differences in biasing teacher essay rating and future expectations.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/3746
Appears in:Thesis - Educational Psychology

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