Teacher Expectations and Student Achievement

Self-Fulfilling Prophecies, Biases, and Accuracy
  • Lee Jussim
  • Stephanie Madon
  • Celina Chatman
Part of the Social Psychological Applications to Social Issues book series (SPAS, volume 3)


How are teacher expectations related to student achievement? Social psychology has long emphasized the power of social beliefs to create reality (see Jussim [1991] for a review). According to such perspectives, for example, children become what significant others, such as parents and teachers, expect them to become. But are children so malleable that they readily come to fulfill teachers’ erroneous expectations for them? And how erroneous are teachers’ expectations?


Student Achievement Student Teacher Expectancy Effect Physical Attractiveness Past Performance 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Lee Jussim
    • 1
  • Stephanie Madon
    • 1
  • Celina Chatman
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRutgers UniversityNew BrunswickUSA

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