ERIC Number: ED040163
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Personality Characteristics of Teachers in Relation to Performance in an Individually Prescribed Instruction Program. Final Report.
Wilson, Alfred P.
The purpose of this research was to determine whether a relationship exists between personality characteristics of teachers and their success in implementing the Individually Prescribed Instruction Program (IPI) (ED 030 584). All 43 teachers in IPI programs in Oregon, Washington, Montana, and Idaho were used as subjects and each was rated on a Scale of Teacher Implementation of Individually Prescribed Instruction, with personality characteristics determined through Cattell's 16 Personality Factor questionnaire. Five specific hypotheses were tested, with the following results: 1) it was concluded from a multiple correlation that personality characteristics are not significantly correlated with success in IPI; 2) an analysis of variance technique was used with an F-ratio to compare the means of each personality factor of teachers with high and low success scores, and no significant difference was found; 3) a chi-square test of independence showed that age is not a significant factor; 4) a chi-square test of independence showed that the number of years teachers remain in a position is independent of their success in IPI; 5) a chi-square test of independence showed that the number of years of teaching experience is independent of success in IPI. A more extensive study is recommended and the suggestion is made that IPI is so effective that the effects of differences among teachers are overcome. The rating scale of Teacher Implementation is included in an appendix. (Author/MBM)
Publication Type: N/A
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Sponsor: Office of Education (DHEW), Washington, DC. Bureau of Research.
Authoring Institution: Utah State Univ., Logan.
Identifiers: Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire