ERIC Number: ED059972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971
Reference Count: 0
Teacher Evaluation as a Function of the Students' Sex and Achievement Level.
Quereshi, M. Y.; Widlak, Frederick W.
This study was designed to determine how the ratings of a college teacher were influenced by the sex and achievement level of the students. Sixty-seven male and 73 female undergraduates were used in the main analyses, with an additional 72 subjects in subsidiary analyses. During the first week of the course subjects were asked to rate themselves, father, mother, and the instructor in the course on the Michill Adjective Rating Scale (MARS) which measures four relatively independent factors (unhappiness, extraversion, self-assertiveness, and productive persistence). They also rated themselves and the instructor on the same scale near the end of the course, rated the instructor on the Rating Scale for Teachers (RST) consisting of 17 itmes dealing with aspects of a teacher's job and personality, and took five teacher-made achievement tests during the semester. Students were separated into high and low achievement levels, using the median of the cutoff. Two-way multivariate analysis showed significant differences in teacher ratings on MARS and RST factors between the sexes and between high and low achievement level subjects. Also, significant sex and achievement level interaction was found for the RST data. (MBM)
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Authoring Institution: Marquette Univ., Milwaukee, WI.
Identifiers: Mars (Planet); Michill Adjective Rating Scale; Rating Scale for Teachers (Quereshi and Widlar)