International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

 

Student Self Esteem and Their Perception of Teacher Behavior: A Study of Class Grouping System in Pakistan
Dr. Zeenat Ismail, Aeman Majeed

Abstract
This research aims to study the effect of classifying students on the basis of their past academic records on their self esteem and their perception of teachers as supportive or controlling. The study specifically applies to the Between Class Ability Grouping System and generally applies to normal teaching practices across Pakistan. The research was conducted using data collected from participants of schools in Karachi. Their self esteem measures were recorded and their perception of teacher behavior was recorded. Independent sample t tests were conducted on the data to verify the effect of classification of students on self esteem and teacher perception. The results showed that higher levels of self esteem were recorded in high performers of class that in low performers, (t=7.221, df=56, p=0.05). Moreover, high performers found their teachers as more supportive than low performers, (t=-7.241, df=56, p=0.05), and high performers found their teachers as less controlling than low performers (t=10.509, df=56, p=0.05).

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