ERIC Number: ED124558
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1960
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Teacher Preference Schedule: A Factor Description With Students Entering Teacher Education.
Thomas, Elizabeth C.; Bolding, James T.
A factor analysis of responses from 434 prospective teachers was carried out to test the hypotheses of G. Stern et al. concerning factors related to teacher attitudes and teacher gratification. Factor analysis paralleled some of the logical categories of Stern's Teacher Preference Schedule (TPS). Data indicated that Orderly, Dependent, and Dominant Scales of the TPS identified a single construct, although the Critical Scale split into two constructs. Gratification items proved to be interpretable as Nurturant. The Preadult-Fixated Scale was identified as a construct, but constructs of Practical, Status-Striving, and Nondirective were not identifiable with the sample. Exhibitionistic items were identifiable only as a portion of the Humanistic Teacher Role. Tables are given illustrating logical groupings of TPS items. (Author/GW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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