ERIC Number: ED144967
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Interpersonal Communications Inventory: A Need Assessment of the Communication Skill Competencies of Educational Personnel Attending In-Service Training Activities Conducted by the Cherokee Bilingual Project, Tahlequah, Oklahoma. Final Report.
Hackbert, Peter H.; Sather, Gregory A.
The Interpersonal Communications Inventory (ICI), developed by Bienvenu, identifies and compares the communication patterns, characteristics, styles, and processes of educational personnel. One hundred forty-three individuals, most of whom were teachers or teacher aides from bilingual schools in six school districts in northeastern Oklahoma, participated in the project. The ICI was administered during an inservice training workshop. This 40-item scale measured the process of communication as an element of social interaction; in particular, the individual's ability to listen, to empathize, to understand, to manage angry feelings, to express oneself, and to communicate skillfully were explored. The results indicated that interpersonal communication skill competencies were held highest by teachers, then by administrators, and finally, by teacher aides. Teachers responded highest to self concept and clarity of expression, while they scored lower than counselors, administrators, and interns in listening skills, coping with feelings, and self disclosure. The teacher aide group held the lowest scores on all six criterion variables. (MV)
Descriptors: Administrators, Behavior Patterns, Bilingual Schools, Boards of Education, Communication Skills, Counselors, Diagnostic Tests, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Relations Programs, Inservice Teacher Education, Interpersonal Competence, Listening Skills, Needs Assessment, Teacher Aides, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Interns, Teachers
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Hackbert and Associates, Norman, OK.