ERIC Number: ED062663
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Supervisor Verbal Style as Related to the Quality of Interpersonal Relations.
Cryan, John R.
It was the purpose of this study to establish whether or not supervisor verbal style was related to teacher perceptions of the quality of their interpersonal relationships with their supervisor. More specifically, the hypothesis was that indirect supervisor styles will result in higher quality interpersonal relationships with respect to the dimensions of Regard, Empathy, Unconditionality of Regard, and Congruence. The general procedure involved the tape recording of a supervisory conference between a student teacher and the college student teaching supervisor. As soon after the conference as possible, the student teacher responded to a questionnaire designed to measure his perceptions of the quality of the interpersonal relations existing between him and his supervisor. Data were collected from twenty-two college supervisors and eighty-five of their student teachers at two central New York universities. It appears from the data that the independent variable is not a useful predictor of the quality of supervisor-student teacher interpersonal relationships. (BW/Author)
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Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY.
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association in Chicago, Illinois on April 3-7, 1972