Prisoner perceptions of effective teacher behavior

R. Allan Allday

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The present study examined prisoner perceptions of effective teacher behavior. A survey was administered to prisoners (N = 371) containing ten statements of teacher behavior. Results revealed significant differences between ratings of teachers perceived to have taught the prisoner the "most" and teachers perceived to have taught the prisoner the "least." Prisoner gender and ethnicity produced significant differences in teacher ratings. Grades received in the teacher's class produced weak to moderate correlations with statements of teacher behavior. Outcomes of the study suggest a need to focus on teacher behavior and how it is perceived by those who are experiencing excessive school failures or exhibiting maladaptive behaviors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)729-748
Number of pages20
JournalEducation and Treatment of Children
Issue number4
StatePublished - Nov 2006


  • Perceptions
  • Prisoner
  • Survey
  • Teacher behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology


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