Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Henington, Carlen

Committee Member

McCleon, Tawny E.

Committee Member

Justice, Cheryl A.

Other Advisors or Committee Members

Morse, David T.

Date of Degree

1-1-2016

Document Type

Dissertation - Open Access

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Counseling, Educational Psychology and Foundations

Abstract

The current study examined preservice teachers’ expectations for student academic, behavior, and social, outcomes using the Prognostic Outlook Scale (Thelen, Burns, & Christiansen, 2003). A 2 x 2 x 2 MANOVA analysis was used to determine differences between label specificity (i.e., Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition diagnostic label versus the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act [IDEA] Emotional Disturbance [ED]) label, behavioral presentation (i.e., internalizing versus externalizing) and symptom severity (i.e., mild versus severe). The goal was to identify labels that elicit higher expectations for students with ED in order to inform the labeling practices within the school setting. Results suggested statistically significant differences for the behavioral presentation (p < .001) condition. Statistically significant interactions for behavioral presentation and label specificity (p = .043) and behavioral presentation and severity (p = .045) were also found. Implications and limitations of findings will be discussed.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/21108

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