Teachers' ratings of disruptive behaviors: The influence of halo effects

@article{Abikoff1993TeachersRO,
  title={Teachers' ratings of disruptive behaviors: The influence of halo effects},
  author={H. Abikoff and M. Courtney and W. Pelham and H. Koplewicz},
  journal={Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology},
  year={1993},
  volume={21},
  pages={519-533}
}
This study evaluated the accuracy of teachers' ratings and examined whether these ratings are influenced by halo effects. One hundred thirtynine elementary school teachers viewed videotapes of what they believed were children in regular fourth-grade classrooms. In fact, the children were actors who followed prepared scripts that depicted a child engaging in behaviors characteristic of an attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), an oppositional defiant disorder or a normal youngster. The… Expand
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