Volume 2, Issue 2 (1973)
Classroom Peer Relationships: What Can the School Psychologist Do?
P. Schmuck, R. Schmuck
School psychologists have long assumed that a student’s emotional security can have a profound impact on his capacity to learn and achieve in school. In recent years, they have been joined in this assumption by most teachers, administrators, and parents. This increased sophistication and public interest in mental health factors can be credited, at least in part, to the combined efforts of school psychologists and their counselor colleagues. Today it is widely accepted that a student’s academic performance is influenced by such emotional factors as general self-esteem, confidence in relation to peers, interest in academic subject areas, attitudes toward the teachers and toward school, and other similar social-emotional variables.
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