ERIC Number: ED122012
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Change Orientation and Perceptions of Emerging Professional Roles Held by Teachers of Home Economics in Virginia.
Hood, Florence Fairfax
The study was conducted to identify and analyze change orientation and perceptions of emerging professional roles held by teachers of home economics in the public schools of virginia. A random sample of 330 teachers participated in the study. Five hypotheses were formulated based on a review of past literature. Data were collected utilizing a three part instrument, Change Orientation and Perceptions of Emerging Roles (COPER), comprising: (1) a 21-item Measure of Change Orientation Inventory, (2) a 17-item version of the Lee Delphi instrument and the 20-item Measurement of Professional Commitment, and (3) 10 biographical and professional items related to the identification of innovativeness and change orientation. The findings of the study indicate that: (1) no significant differences existed among teachers in either change orientation or in Perceptions of emerging professional roles with respect to level or size of institutional program in an overall analysis, although variable by variable analysis revealed significant differences and interactions, (2) significant relationships among teachers existed between change orientation and perceptions of professional roles, and (3) change orientation was negatively related to years in teaching, age, and years in the same school. Conclusions, implications, and recommendations are discussed at length. A 14-page list of references is included. (Author/EC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas A and M Univ., College Station.
Identifiers - Location: Virginia