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  1. 1. Sense of Relatedness as a Factor in Children’s Academic Engagement and performance
  2. 2. What is relatedness? I am special! importance support inclusion acceptance belonging 0
  3. 3. Relatedness promotes engagement in the classroom… It stimulates a child’s interest and enthusiasm… and triggers effort, persistence and participation in classroom activities.
  4. 4. Sense of Relatedness <ul><li>self esteem </li></ul><ul><li>self efficacy </li></ul><ul><li>success </li></ul><ul><li>achievement values </li></ul><ul><li>achievement goals </li></ul><ul><li>engagement </li></ul><ul><li>effort in classroom </li></ul><ul><li>grades </li></ul>Affects a Child’s:
  5. 5. “I know the grades are low…I wasn’t engaged in the social environment.”
  6. 6. Relatedness as a Predictor of Children’s Engagement and Learning
  7. 7. Past Research Self Perceptions are predictors of motivation and performance in school. Social factors affect children’s motivation Motivation is impacted by relationship with parents, teachers and peers.
  8. 8. <ul><li>Examine the role of relatedness in classroom </li></ul><ul><li>engagement and performance. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Examine the effects of relatedness to specific </li></ul><ul><li>social partners- teachers, parents and peers. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Examine gender and age difference in </li></ul><ul><li>effects of relatedness to specific social partners. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Examine the cumulative effects of relatedness </li></ul><ul><li>to specific social partners. </li></ul>Goals of the Study Can You Relate?
  9. 9. Method <ul><li>Participants- Sample equally divided by gender including children through sixth grade in a suburban-rural district composed mostly of middleclass and working families. They were 95% Caucasian, 5% Hispanic, African American, Asian or mixed race. </li></ul><ul><li>Procedures- Students completed questions by marking answers as questions were read aloud. </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers also reported on each student regarding emotional and behavioral engagement in the classroom. This was measured by a teacher’s perception of a student’s effort, attention and persistence. </li></ul><ul><li>Academic performance was measured by averaging reading, language, spelling and math grades. </li></ul>
  10. 11. If I can’t relate to my teacher… Sense of Relatedness I see pizza In my Future!
  11. 12. Engagement in the Classroom <ul><li>Active </li></ul><ul><li>Goal Directed </li></ul><ul><li>Flexible </li></ul><ul><li>Constructive </li></ul><ul><li>Persistent </li></ul><ul><li>Focused Interactions </li></ul>VS <ul><li>Alienated </li></ul><ul><li>Apathetic </li></ul><ul><li>Rebellious </li></ul><ul><li>Frightened </li></ul><ul><li>Burned out </li></ul>Engagement Disaffection VS
  12. 13. Role of Relatedness in Classroom Engagement and Performance
  13. 14. Unique Contributions of Relatedness to Specific Social Partners
  14. 15. Differences as a Function of Age and Gender
  15. 16. Profiles of Relatedness to Specific Social Partners
  16. 17. Compensation Among Social Partners
  17. 18. Engagement as a Potential Pathway of Influence
  18. 19. Relatedness to Parents, Teachers, and Peers
  19. 20. Implications for Practice <ul><li>building the quality of children’s relationships. </li></ul><ul><li>interventions cannot target relatedness to only one social partner. </li></ul><ul><li>relatedness to parents, teachers, and peers each play a unique role. </li></ul>Priority for schools should be:
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