Université de Fribourg

Peer influence on disruptive classroom behavior depends on teachers' instructional practice

Müller, Christoph M. ; Hofmann, Verena ; Begert, Thomas ; Cillessen, Antonius H.N.

In: Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 2018, vol. 56, p. 99-108

This study investigated whether early adolescents’ disruptive classroom behavior is predicted by descriptive classroom norms for such behavior (i.e., mean level of classmates’ disruptive behaviors). We further examined whether classmates’ influence on a student’s disruptive behavior varies based on teacher’s instructional practice. Participants were 701 adolescents (M = 13.12 years;...