ERIC Number: ED072020
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1972
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Personal Characteristics of Teacher Education Students.
Robbins, Jerry H.
This report from the University of Mississippi determined the personal characteristics of prospective teachers by the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) and compared these characteristics over a 4-year period. The freshman and senior year EPPS scores of 37 secondary education majors and 19 elementary education majors were statistically analyzed. Six hypotheses were developed and a t-test was applied to each. Results showed that the EPPS scores differed very little for both elementary and secondary education majors over the 4-year period. However, the freshman year mean scores for achievement were significantly higher for secondary education majors, and the mean scores for dominance were higher for the elementary education group. The scores for all male subjects were compared with the University norm. The only significant difference appeared for the characteristic of aggression. The males in education scored higher. There was no significant difference for female education majors when they were compared with general female college norms. On the basis of these findings, the report recommended further study of personal characteristics to determine if minimum levels in each characteristic would aid a prospective teacher in fulfillment of his role. Two tables of statistical data were included. (BRB)
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Authoring Institution: Mississippi Univ., University. School of Education.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Edwards Personal Preference Schedule