Poster: "Teacher-Student Relationships in Early Adolescence Predict Academic and Social Functioning in High School"
Event: 2018 School of Education Research Poster Celebration
Date: Friday, September 28, 2018
Time: 3:30-5:00 pm
Location: School of Education Courtyard
Presenter: Khamia Powell
Poster Title: "Teacher-Student Relationships in Early Adolescence Predict Academic and Social Functioning in High School"
Poster Advisor: Deborah Lowe Vandell
The importance of supportive relationships between teachers and students is well-documented at the elementary school level (Hamre & Pianta, 2006). Eccles et al. (1993) have argued that supportive teacher-child relationships are also important in early adolescence, however, these relationships have been less studied. In the current study, various measures were used to examine teacher-child relationships in early adolescence (Grade 6) in relation to academic, social, and behavioral outcomes at the end of high school. Our findings reveal that the quality of these teacher-child relationships in early adolescence is predictive of various end of high school outcomes- and thus enduring. Findings remained consistent when controlling for the previous teacher reports in elementary school, which supports our hypothesis that there are pivotal relational changes occurring at the onset of middle school.