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ERIC Number: ED021043
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1963-Feb
Pages: 51
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VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHER MORALE STUDY--A COMPARISON OF SELECTED FACTORS IN SCHOOLS WHERE THE MORALE OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS IS "HIGH" WITH SCHOOLS WHERE THE MORALE OF VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS IS "LOW".
BENTLEY, RALPH R.; REMPEL, AVERNO M.
A STUDY WAS UNDERTAKEN TO DETERMINE WHETHER DIFFERENCES EXISTED WITH RESPECT TO STUDENT ATTITUDE TOWARD THEIR TEACHER, FEELINGS ABOUT SCHOOL WORK PROBLEMS, AND ACADEMIC APTITUDE BETWEEN VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE DEPARTMENTS IN WHICH TEACHER MORALE WAS HIGH AND THOSE IN WHICH TEACHER MORALE WAS LOW. THE TEACHER SAMPLE INCLUDED 21 WITH THE HIGHEST MORALE AND 21 WITH THE LOWEST MORALE OF 263 INDIANA VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE TEACHERS WHO RESPONDED TO THE PURDUE TEACHER MORALE INVENTORY. DIFFERENCES IN TEACHER GROUP CHARACTERISTICS WERE AGE, EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, ASSIGNMENT, TENURE, SALARY, SATISFACTION, AND OPTIMISM. THERE WAS SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO GROUPS' RESPONSE TO THE VOCATIONAL AGRICULTURE VIEWPOINT INQUIRY, BUT NONE BETWEEN THE HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPALS OF THE TWO GROUPS. THE MINNESOTA STUDENT ATTITUDE INVENTORY (MSAI), SCIENCE RESEARCH ASSOCIATE (SRA) YOUTH INVENTORY, AND THE LORGE-THORNDIKE INTELLIGENCE TEST WERE ADMINISTERED TO THE AGRICULTURE STUDENTS OF TEACHERS IN THE SAMPLE. DATA SUBJECTED TO AN ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE AND A FACTORIAL DESIGN SHOWED THAT MASI SCORES WERE HIGHEST FOR STUDENTS WITH HIGH IQ OF TEACHERS WITH HIGH MORALE. NO SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES WERE FOUND BETWEEN STUDENTS OF HIGH MORALE AND THOSE OF LOW MORALE TEACHERS ON MEAN SRA SCORES, BUT DIFFERENCES RELATED TO THE RURAL-URBAN FACTOR AND GRADE LEVEL WERE FOUND. THE IQ LEVEL PLAYED AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN ALL COMPARISONS. (JM)
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