Features of the Classroom Climate and the Possibility of Studying it in Adolescents

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Abstract

The article is devoted to the problem of studying and evaluating the psychological climate in the class. It presents the results of a study on class climate variability in secondary school grades and the relationship of the peculiarities of its perception with the perfectionism of adolescents. Total of 167 students from four parallel 5th and three 7th grades aged 11-14 years participated in the study. The questionnaire “Climate in the class” (N.B. Shumakova, E.I. Shcheblanova, M.G. Sorokova, 2023) and a three-factor version of the perfectionism questionnaire (N.G. Garanyan, A.B. Kholmogorova, 2018) were used. The results show the significant variability of climate indicators in the parallels of 5th and 7th grades of the same school, which indicates the uniqueness of the learning environment created by the teacher. Perfectionism of adolescents is associated with their perception of teacher support and rivalry with classmates. The data obtained are important for interpreting the results of climate diagnostics in the class in the practical activity of psychologists.

General Information

Keywords: class climate, secondary school, perfectionism, adolescents

Journal rubric: Independent Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Psychological and Pedagogical Methods and Programs

Article type: scientific article

DOI: https://doi.org/10.17759/bppe.2023200401

Received: 04.07.2023

Accepted:

For citation: Shumakova N.B. Features of the Classroom Climate and the Possibility of Studying it in Adolescents [Elektronnyi resurs]. Vestnik prakticheskoi psikhologii obrazovaniya = Bulletin of Psychological Practice in Education, 2023. Vol. 20, no. 4, pp. 7–15. DOI: 10.17759/bppe.2023200401. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)

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Information About the Authors

Natalia B. Shumakova, Doctor of Psychology, Leading Research Associate, Psychology of Giftedness Department, Psychological Institute of the Russian Academy of Education, Professor, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-2843-6055, e-mail: n_shumakova@mail.ru

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