Inappropriate Language and Relationships at School: A Cross-Lagged Panel Analysis

This session is from the NASP 2021 Annual Convention

  • PMD: 5
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Session 1: Promoting Safe and Positive Schools

Learner Objectives

This session will help participants…

  1. increase understanding about gender differences in the associations among student–student relationships (SSRs), teacher–student relationships (TSRs), and inappropriate language use (ILU).
  2. consider how this knowledge can be applied in school interventions to address inappropriate language use.
  3. advance understanding of the longitudinal associations among student–student relationships (SSRs), teacher–student relationships (TSRs), and inappropriate language use (ILU) in a sample of middle school students.

Description

This study investigated the longitudinal associations among student–student relationships, teacher–student relationships, and inappropriate language use in a middle school sample over time, for boys and girls separately. For boys, the relationship was unidirectional with inappropriate language use negatively predicting later relationships with peers and teachers. For girls, there was a bidirectional association between inappropriate language use and teacher and peer relationships. Implications include addressing language use and using strategies to build student–student and teacher–student relationships.

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Presenter(s)

DaShae J. Rodriguez-Harris, Northern Illinois University
Kathleen Kelly, Northern Illinois University
Kellie Menter, Northern Illinois University
Logan N. Riffle, Northern Illinois University

Contributor(s)

Julia A. Ogg, Christopher J. Anthony, Christine Malecki, Michelle K. Demaray

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