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ERIC Number: ED010009
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 51
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Reference Count: 0
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CERTAIN CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENT TEACHERS WHO STAY IN TEACHING.
LOHMAN, MAURICE A.; AND OTHERS
PERSISTENCE IN TEACHING, FOLLOWING COLLEGE GRADUATION IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION, WAS STUDIED TO DEFINE AND DETERMINE THE SPECIFIC CHARACTERISTICS OF STUDENT TEACHERS WHICH CAN BE USED TO PREDICT LONGEVITY IN THE TEACHING PROFESSION. THE PROJECT HAD A LONGITUDINAL APPROACH, USING OVER 450 FEMALE SUBJECTS WHO HAD GRADUATED 10 YEARS PREVIOUSLY FROM 4 NEW YORK CITY MUNICIPAL COLLEGES. ALL SUBJECTS HAD TAKEN PERSONALITY AND ATTITUDE TESTS WHILE STILL IN SCHOOL, AND HAD RESPONDED TO FOUR QUESTIONNAIRES AFTER GRADUATION DURING SUBSEQUENT YEARS AS FOLLOWUP PROJECTS. PARTICIPANTS WERE FIRST ASSIGNED TO GROUPS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THEIR CAREERS AS TEACHERS (WITH RESPECT TO TIME AND DURATION) AND WITH THEIR FUTURE PLANS. THE GROUPS WERE THEN SUBJECTED TO MULTIPLE DISCRIMINATE FUNCTION ANALYSIS ON A NUMBER OF PSYCHOMETRIC MEASURES, TAKEN IN SCHOOL, IN SUCH A WAY AS TO DETECT GROUP DIFFERENCES. HOWEVER, NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES WERE NOTED WHEN THE MEASURES WERE CONSIDERED SINGULARLY WITHIN THE GROUP CLUSTERS NOR IN ANY MULTIPLE COMBINATIONS THEREIN. IT WAS THUS CONCEDED THAT NO PREDICTIVE MEASURES FOR TEACHING PERSISTENCE COULD BE FOUND, AND SUGGESTED THAT ADDITIONAL MEASURES AND NEW INSTRUMENTS WERE NEEDED TO FORM POSITIVE CONCLUSIONS. (JH)
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Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. Div. of Teacher Education.; City Univ. of New York Research Foundation, NY.
Identifiers: NEW YORK