Teacher control and affiliation: do students and teachers agree?

J.M.G. Brekelmans, T. Mainhard, P.J. Brok, den, Th. Wubbels

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    Abstract

    Using an interpersonal circumplex model, we examined whether teachers and students in secondary education apply a similar frame of reference when thinking about how a teacher relates to students. We also examined the alignment of teacher and student perceptions of two dimensions of the teacher-student relationship: Control and Affiliation. Results showed that although teachers and students use a similar framework, they do not agree on the amount of teacher Control and Affiliation in a given classroom. This study contributes to our understanding of teacher self-reports by comparing student and teacher perceptions of the teacher-student relationship.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)17-26
    JournalJournal of Classroom Interaction
    Volume46
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

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