College of Education and Human Services
Master of Education (MEd)
Dr. Bruce Gutknecht
Dr. James Mittelstadt
The purpose of this study was to identify the types of interpersonal interactions, in student-teacher relationships, that have an effect on student achievement. These essential conditions of communication have been labeled: warmth, empathy, respect, genuineness, concreteness, self-disclosure, immediacy, and confrontation. Communication of these conditions, by teachers to students, shows a significant effect on student achievement when observed by classroom researchers. This investigation has also addressed the efficiency of training procedures used with groups of teachers who participated in the research studies, the results of which support the increasing awareness of human-relations development.
Spivey, Cheryl S., "Interpersonal Interactions in Student-Teacher Relationships: Types and Effect on Student Achievememt" (1985). UNF Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 708.