ERIC Number: ED062308
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
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A Study of Attitude Factors for Secondary School Teachers and Teacher Education Students.
McClure, John E.; Barcikowski, Robert S.
This study defined teacher attitude factors using an instrument made up of attitude items which had been found to have high factor loading in four other studies, investigated the similarity of these factors to factors defined in other studies, and assessed the effects of the male-female and teacher-undergraduate dichotomies on the stability of these factors. Subjects were students in three required course sections of the Department of Secondary Education at Ohio University and the teaching staff of public secondary schools in 21 counties of southeastern Ohio. Instruments used in the study included the degree of agreement of 100 items by 451 Ohio University participants and the results of the MTAI (Minnesota Teacher Attitude Inventory), a study by Yee of 368 intermediate grade teachers. The major value of the study of teacher attitudes is the contribution this knowledge can make in the prediction of teaching success. Longitudinal studies are recommended. A 17-item bibliography and appendixes of inventory item sources, varimax factor loadings, and items written at Ohio University are included. (MJM)
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, Ill., April 1972)