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ERIC Number: ED015495
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Sep
Pages: 16
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Reference Count: 0
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FACTORS RELATED TO TEACHERS' IRRITABILITY IN RESPONSE TO PUPIL CLASSROOM BEHAVIORS.
GOTTS, EDWARD EARL
A 158 ITEM SURVEY, THE BEHAVIOR CLASSIFICATION CHECKLIST (BCC), WAS CONSTRUCTED TO MEASURE THE VARIABILITY IN INTENSITY REACTION TO PUPIL CLASSROOM BEHAVIORS. THE NINE SCALES OBTAINED BY FACTOR ANALYSIS WERE EXPLORED TO CHECK THEIR CONSTRUCT VALIDITY AGAINST OTHER MEASURES AND OTHER INFORMATION ON THE SUBJECTS. WHEN SPECIAL SCHOOL PERSONNEL AND TEACHERS IN THE SAME SCHOOLS WERE COMPARED ON IRRITABILITY IN REGARD TO THE NINE CATEGORIES, SPECIAL PERSONNEL WERE FOUND TO VIEW THE PROBLEMS AS LESS IRRITATING. A NEED FOR ASSISTANCE INVENTORY (NFA), WHICH ALLOWS TEACHERS TO EXPRESS THEIR NEED FOR AID IN REGARD TO CERTAIN PUPIL BEHAVIORS, AND THE BCC WERE ADMINISTERED TO TEACHERS INVOLVED IN HEADSTART PROGRAMS. FROM THE NFA, EIGHT SCALES WERE FACTOR ANALYZED. IN GENERAL, COMPARISONS OF THE EXPRESSED NEEDS OF TEACHERS AND THE CATEGORIES OF PUPIL BEHAVIOR FOUND MOST IRRITATING YIELDED SEVERAL SIGNIFICANT CORRELATIONS. BECAUSE OF THE HIGH INTERCORRELATIONS OF THE BCC SCALES, HIGHER ORDER FACTORS WERE INVESTIGATED AND TWO WERE OBTAINED (AN AGRESSIVE FACTOR AND A WITHDRAWN, COMPLIANT FACTOR). MORE RESEARCH IS NEEDED. THE BCC REQUIRES STILL MORE ADEQUATE VALIDATION DATA. THIS PAPER WAS PRESENTED AT THE AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION CONVENTION, WASHINGTON, D.C., SEPTEMBER, 1967. (SK)
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Identifiers: BEHAVIOR CLASSIFICATION CHECKLIST; NEED FOR ASSISTANCE INVENTORY