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ERIC Number: ED080294
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Pages: 112
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A Study of the Self Concept of Secondary Biology Teachers and the Relationship to Student Achievement and Other Teacher Characteristics.
Norris, Billy Eugene
The study was conducted to measure the self concepts of a population of biology teachers, their biological knowledge to determine their biology teaching proficiency, and to examine certain other characteristics to identify correlations between these variables. The sample consisted of 30 teachers in an inservice program and their 1,400 students. The teachers were administered two tests, the Tennessee Self Concept Scale and Commission on Undergraduate Education in Biological Sciences Test covering nine aspects of biological knowledge. Two other instruments were administered to students, the Differential Aptitude Test and the Processes of Science Test (to measure their ability and achievement). Analysis of these data was performed by stepwise multiple regression and simple correlation methods, revealing a significant relationship between the teaching proficiency of a biology teacher and his self concept, his biological knowledge and between certain aspects of his background and characteristics. Additional multiple correlations revealed that the biology teacher's self concept was related positively to the number of semester hours of psychology, education and student teaching course work and to the number of years of teaching experience. Negative correlations were found between self concept and number of semester hours completed in biology and to increased size of the college where he earned his bachelor's degree. (Author/PS)
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Ball State University