ERIC Number: ED252523
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Nov
Reference Count: 0
The Behaviors of Supervising Teachers as Self-Perceived and as Perceived by Student Teachers.
Sistrunk, Walter E.; Thomson, James R., Jr.
Perceptions of supervising and student teachers of certain supervisory behaviors were investigated. The Supervising Teacher Behavior Description Questionnaire (STBDQ) was developed to obtain data about perceptions of supervision as: pleasant/unpleasant, satisfying/dissatisfying, and motivating/nonmotivating. The STBDQ was correlated with the California F Scale to determine if there were significant differences in the preferences of 266 supervising and student teachers for directive, collaborative, or nondirective supervisory behaviors and the relationship of these preferences to the California F Scale score. Comparisons were also made between responses from elementary and secondary school supervising teachers. An analysis of the findings indicated that preferences for the directive dimension of the STBDQ were relatively unrelated to levels of authoritarianism as measured by the California F Scale. This conclusion appears to suggest that authoritarianism is relatively unrelated to preferences for, or perceptions of, supervisory direction as measured by these instruments. Statistical tables present data obtained from both instruments and comparative relationships of scores. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mid-South Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, November 13-15, 1984).