Teachers' choices for the teaching career and their teacher-student interpersonal relationships in the classroom

P.J. Brok, den, A.C. Want, van der, L.C.A. Claessens, H.J.M. Pennings, Th. Wubbels, J.M.G. Brekelmans, J.W.F. Tartwijk, van

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    This paper reports on the relationships between teachers’ reasons forchoosing a teaching career and their interpersonal behaviour in the classroom. In doing so,it extends international research with the FIT-Choice scale - an instrument that examinesdifferent classes of teachers’ motivations: perceived abilities; intrinsic, personal & socialutility values; and task perceptions (Richardson & Watt, 2006; Watt & Richardson, 2007,2008) – to the context of the Netherlands. It also contributes by linking the framework toresearch on teacher-student interpersonal behaviour in the classroom (Wubbels,Brekelmans, den Brok & van Tartwijk, 2006). Teacher-student interpersonal behaviour isconceptualised here in terms of two major dimensions: control (the degree to which theteacher determines the interaction) and affiliation (the degree to which teachers andstudents are cooperative or oppositional). Prior research suggests that teacher-studentinterpersonal behaviour is strongly linked to other teaching variables, teacher stress orburn-out, but also to student outcomes (Wubbels et al., 2006).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEducation and Poverty : Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis ; Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association, 26 April - 1 May 2013, San Francisco, California
    EditorsW.G. Tierney, K.A. Renn
    Place of PublicationWashington, DC
    PublisherAERA
    Pages1-20
    Publication statusPublished - 2013
    Event2013 Annual Meeting American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 26-May 1, 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA - San Francisco, CA, United States
    Duration: 26 Apr 20131 May 2013
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    Conference2013 Annual Meeting American Educational Research Association (AERA), April 26-May 1, 2013, San Francisco, CA, USA
    CountryUnited States
    CitySan Francisco, CA
    Period26/04/131/05/13
    Other"Education and Poverty: Theory, Research, Policy and Praxis"
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