Academic expectations, attributed responsibility, and teachers' reinforcement behavior: A comment on Cooper and Baron, with some additional data

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Abstract

Criticizes a study by H. M. Cooper and R. M. Baron (see record 1978-08780-001) in which they conclude that teachers' performance expectations were more potent predictors of their reinforcement behavior in class than were their attributions of responsibility. It is argued that this conclusion is questionable because of some methodological flaws in the study. Evidence that shows rather strong associations between teachers' attributions of responsibility and their reinforcement behavior is presented. (12 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved)

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