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ERIC Number: ED086700
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Pages: 42
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Characteristics of Teachers in Relation to Financial and Cultural Conditions of Their Childhood Homes.
Ryans, David G.
This study of a random national sample of 3,248 teachers in the continental United States and 304 teachers from Hawaii was conducted to find similarities and differences among groups of in-service teachers who were classified according to their self-reported childhood financial status and cultural background. A secondary goal of the study was the comparison of a national sample of teachers with a smaller special sample from Hawaii. The measurement instrument employed in the study was the G-70/2 Teacher Characteristics Schedule, which provides 19 scales regarding teaching behaviors, attitudes, educational viewpoints, cognitive responses, personal and social adjustment, life views, and values. Results show that teachers from an above-average financial and cultural background scored higher than other groups with regard to imagination, originality, verbal/semantic facility, logic, and insightful judgment. Teachers from below-average financial and cultural backgrounds showed the lowest mean on scales that measured the value of religion, work, and conformance, while teachers from average childhood backgrounds yielded the highest mean on the work and conformance scale. The above-average financial group and the below-average cultural group showed the highest tendency toward innovation, change, and liberalism. (Tables of results with their variances are included.) (HMD)
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