Global Advanced Research Journal of Educational Research and Reviews (GARJERR) ISSN: 2315-5132

December 2015, 4(11): pp. 212-224

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Teacher-student relationships from the teachers’ point of view at Makkah primary schools in Saudi Arabia

Muhammad M. Zain-Al-Dien

Department of Educational Foundations, Faculty of Education, Al-Azhar University, Cairo, Egypt


Accepted 01 December, 2015


The purpose of the present study was to investigate teacher-student relationships from the teachers’ point of view at Makkah public primary schools in Saudi Arabia. This study adopted a survey research design in which questionnaire was the main data collection instrument. Study participants comprised 152 primary school teachers in Saudi Arabia. The result of the study reveals that the level of teacher-student relationships is high. In general, findings show that teachers at Makkah public primary schools have positive views of their relationships with students. Additionally, the study found that while there were no significant differences among participants according to gender, academic qualification and years of experiences, there were significant differences according to teaching minor. Implications from this study have been drawn for teachers, for students, for policy makers and for those involved in future research.

Keywords: Teacher-student relationships, teachers’ point of view, public primary schools.

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