Perception of classroom environment in Hong Kong: Differences between students in junior and senior forms

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Abstract

In Hong Kong secondary schools, students in the senior forms take competitive examinations to proceed to the next level, whereas those in the junior forms have to attend school regardless of their ability and motivation. It was hypothesized that this produces different classroom climates. To test this hypothesis, 602 Chinese secondary school students were administered the short version of the Classroom Environment Scale. Significant differences were found, varying by type of school, on the dimensions of Involvement, Task Orientation, Teacher Support, Competition, Order and Organization, Affiliation, Innovation, Rule Clarity, and Teacher Control. These findings are discussed. Copyright © 1999. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)793-798
JournalAdolescence
Volume34
Issue number136
Publication statusPublished - 1999

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Bibliographical note

Cheng, S.-T. (1999). Perception of classroom environment in Hong Kong: Differences between students in junior and senior forms. Adolescence, 34(136), 793-798.

Keywords

  • Classroom environment
  • Junior high school students
  • Secondary education
  • High school students