Teachers’ Perceptions on Effects of Teacher-Pupil Relationships on Pupils’ Behavior in Langata Sub-County, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Kigwilu, Peter Changilwa
dc.contributor.author Kiyapyap, Gladys
dc.contributor.author Achola, G
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-02T12:33:27Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-02T12:33:27Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://erepo.usiu.ac.ke/11732/2823
dc.description A Journal Article by Dr. Peter Kigwilu, a Staff Member in the Quality Assurance Department of USIU-A en_US
dc.description.abstract The study investigated effect of teacher-pupil relationships on pupils’ behavior in public primary schools in Langata sub-county. Three teacher-pupil relationships: closeness, conflict and dependence, were interrogated. A 28-items questionnaire was administered to 73 teachers. Significant differences in mean scores of teachers’ perceptions were found for “closeness” and “conflict” relationships, and no significant difference was found for “dependence” relationships. Moderate and negative closeness relationships were observed when teachers rated “good” pupils and “bad” pupils respectively; negative and moderate conflict relationship for “good’ and “bad” pupils respectively; and moderate dependence for both “good” and “bad” pupils respectively. The study established that teachers’ perceptions differ on aspects of closeness and conflict relationships but converge on aspect of dependence relationships. As such, there is need to encourage teachers to foster positive teacher-pupil relationships, reduce their conflicting relationships with pupils and mold the pupils to acquire independence in future. Future studies should explore variables such as teachers’ gender, age, and teaching experience to capture the richness of teacher-student relationships within the classroom environment. Finally, the study calls for a more comprehensive study encompassing other variables be conducted in order to fully interrogate the causal factors pupils’ behavioral development. en_US
dc.publisher IOSR Journal of Research & Method in Education (IOSR-JRME) en_US
dc.subject closeness en_US
dc.subject Conflict en_US
dc.subject Dependency en_US
dc.subject Pupils’ behavior en_US
dc.title Teachers’ Perceptions on Effects of Teacher-Pupil Relationships on Pupils’ Behavior in Langata Sub-County, Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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