Date of Award:
Master of Science (MS)
Family, Consumer, and Human Development
Department name when degree awarded
Family and Child development
Don C. Carter
The purpose of this thesis was to examine children's perceptions toward teachers, as related to the child's social class background, and to investigate the influence of social class upon their perceptions.
A projective pictorial test, which consisted of nine pictures concerning teachers and children, was administered individually to forth fourth grade school children in two Ogden, Utah, public schools.
The findings of this study were that there are differences between middle and lower-class children in their perceptions toward teachers. Children of middle-class backgrounds showed more positive perceptions toward teachers, and lower-class children were found to have a more negative perception of teachers.
McDonald, Kathleen Thomas, "Influence of Social Class on Children's Perception of Teachers" (1972). All Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 2284.
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