Finlands Akademi
Sökande / Kontakt person Lerkkanen, Marja-Kristiina
Organisation Jyväskylä universitet
Projektets titel The Effects of Teacher-Student Interactions on Child outcomes: Behavioral and psychophysiological mechanisms
Beslutnr 317610
Beslutsdatum 05.06.2018
Finansierings period 01.09.2018 - 31.08.2022
Finansiering 480 000
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Beskrivning av projektet
In the classroom, both the quality of interactions between teacher and students and teacher visual attention are known to be indicators of effective teaching. Challenges and increased demands in classrooms may cause stress, limiting the teacher’s ability to engage in supportive interactions with students. The aim of the study is to investigate the behavioral and psychophysiological mechanisms that affect teacher-student interactions in the classroom, as well as the effects of teacher stress and quality of teacher-student interactions on child stress and outcomes. This longitudinal study will follow 50 classrooms from K-3 using classroom observations, eye-tracking device, stress responses (salivary cortisol), questionnaires to be completed by teachers and parents, assessments of children’s academic skills and motivation, as well as teacher ratings of student’s social skills and self-regulation. The results will inform teacher training, teacher wellbeing and school development.