Student and teacher perceptions of school climate: a multilevel exploration of patterns of discrepancy.

@article{Mitchell2010StudentAT,
  title={Student and teacher perceptions of school climate: a multilevel exploration of patterns of discrepancy.},
  author={Mary Moser Mitchell and Catherine P. Bradshaw and Philip J. Leaf},
  journal={The Journal of school health},
  year={2010},
  volume={80 6},
  pages={
          271-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND School climate has been linked with improved academic achievement and reduced discipline problems, and thus is often a target of school improvement initiatives. However, few studies have examined the extent to which student and teacher perceptions vary as a function of individual, classroom, and school characteristics, or the level of congruence between teachers' and their students' perceptions of school climate. METHODS Using data from 1881 fifth-grade students and their 90… CONTINUE READING
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