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Research shows that different student and teacher characteristics affect students’ perceptions of teachers’ interpersonal behavior to varying degrees. Studies on interpersonal teacher behavior mostly refer to such student and teacher characteristics as gender, work experience, age, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, as well as school affiliations and academic achievements. This study investigates several teacher and student characteristics in terms of their influence on students’ perceptions of interpersonal behavior of Turkish teachers of English as a foreign language. The variables investigated are teacher experience, teacher gender, teacher age, student gender and birthplace, and student educational background and academic achievement. In addition to insights drawn from the mean scores of student perceptions, the study found significant correlations for such characteristics as teacher experience and student gender.

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