Some possible effects of behaviour management training on teacher confidence and competence: Evidence from a study of primary school teachers in Hong Kong

Paul William COOPER, Zi YAN

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Abstract

This study aims to explore the relationships between the extent and perceived quality of teachers' experience of training in behaviour management (BM), and their awareness of the nature and extent of behavioural problems among school students, and their confidence in their own competence to deal with such problems. Teachers (n=183) from Hong Kong primary schools were surveyed. The results showed that gender, age and whether teachers have received training had no significant influence on teachers' awareness, conception and confidence regarding BM. A negative correlation was found between teachers' levels of satisfaction in relation to their training experiences and their perceptions of the level of problematic behaviours among students, and the impact of students' problematic behaviour on their teaching. A positive correlation was found between teachers' levels of satisfaction in relation to their training experiences and their confidence in their own competence to deal with students' problematic behaviour. Copyright © 2014 Taylor & Francis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)156-170
JournalEducational Studies
Volume41
Issue number1-2
Early online dateSep 2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

Citation

Cooper, P., & Yan, Z. (2015). Some possible effects of behaviour management training on teacher confidence and competence: Evidence from a study of primary school teachers in Hong Kong. Educational Studies, 41(1-2), 156-170.

Keywords

  • Behaviour management
  • Professional training
  • Teacher confidence
  • Teacher competence
  • Rasch measurement

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