A Comparison of Actual and Preferred Classroom Environments as Perceived by Middle School Students

Hsiang Ru Lai, Wei Lun Chou, Nae-Fang Miao, Yu Ping Wu, Pi-Hsia Lee, Jiunn Chern Jwo

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: A good classroom environment can promote students' learning motivation and affect their academic efficacy and adaptation. This study compares the perceptions of Taiwanese middle school students regarding actual and preferred classroom environments and explores the association with sex and grade level. METHODS: Data were collected using cross-sectional research design from a national sample of 1932 middle school students. Data of 1897 valid questionnaires from the Chinese Elementary and Middle School Inventory of Classroom Environment were analyzed. RESULTS: The actual and preferred classroom environments perceived by students differed significantly (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)388-397
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of School Health
Volume85
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 1 2015

Keywords

  • Actual classroom environment
  • Middle school students
  • Preferred classroom environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Philosophy
  • Education
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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