ERIC Number: ED166247
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Attitudinal and Demographic Characteristics of Education Students at Auburn University at Montgomery.
Blackwell, Martha W.
Norms are presented for various categories of undergraduate and graduate students of education at Auburn University at Montgomery for the total score on the Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory. The population was limited to students enrolled in education courses from fall 1973 through 1976, and included 612 volunteers who responded anonymously. Groups found to have significantly more positive attitudes towards children and school work were students in Early Childhood/Reading and in Elementary-Special Education. Those in Secondary-Academic, Counseling-School, and Administration/Supervision had less positive attitudes. Demographic characteristics associated with more positive attitudes include: having at least one offspring, having no work experience prior to teaching, and being female. Characteristics associated with less positive attitudes include: having six or more siblings, being male, having a younger brother, and having had other work experience prior to teaching. (Author/CTM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Auburn University Montgomery AL; Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (Birmingham, Alabama, November, 1977)