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Personality development at school: Assessing a reciprocal influence model of teachers' evaluations and students' personality

Journal Article


Abstract


  • We examined, over 4 years, the interrelationships between changes in teachers’ ratings of student behavior

    and changes in students’ self-reports of their personality. Participants were Australian high school students

    in Grades 8–11 (Ns were 891, 763, 778, and 571, respectively). Teachers evaluated students’

    behavioral problems and overall adjustment, whereas students reported on their levels of Eysenckian

    psychoticism (P), a personality trait relevant in the school setting. We found some evidence of bidirectional

    influences between P and evaluations of adjustment and behavioral problems. These results are

    discussed with reference to transactional models of personality change.

Authors


  •   Heaven, Patrick C. L. (external author)
  •   Leeson, Peter R.
  •   Ciarrochi, Joseph (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Heaven, P. C. L. ., Leeson, P. & Ciarrochi, J. V. (2009). Personality development at school: Assessing a reciprocal influence model of teachers'' evaluations and students'' personality. Journal of Research in Personality, 43 (5), 815-821.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-70349155453

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3368

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 815

End Page


  • 821

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 5

Abstract


  • We examined, over 4 years, the interrelationships between changes in teachers’ ratings of student behavior

    and changes in students’ self-reports of their personality. Participants were Australian high school students

    in Grades 8–11 (Ns were 891, 763, 778, and 571, respectively). Teachers evaluated students’

    behavioral problems and overall adjustment, whereas students reported on their levels of Eysenckian

    psychoticism (P), a personality trait relevant in the school setting. We found some evidence of bidirectional

    influences between P and evaluations of adjustment and behavioral problems. These results are

    discussed with reference to transactional models of personality change.

Authors


  •   Heaven, Patrick C. L. (external author)
  •   Leeson, Peter R.
  •   Ciarrochi, Joseph (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2009

Citation


  • Heaven, P. C. L. ., Leeson, P. & Ciarrochi, J. V. (2009). Personality development at school: Assessing a reciprocal influence model of teachers'' evaluations and students'' personality. Journal of Research in Personality, 43 (5), 815-821.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-70349155453

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/hbspapers/3368

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 6

Start Page


  • 815

End Page


  • 821

Volume


  • 43

Issue


  • 5