ERIC Number: ED251425
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Apr
Assessing the Stability of Teacher Behavior. Research Series No. 141.
Rogosa, David; And Others
A study of the stability of teacher behavior over time was formulated through two major questions: (1) Is the behavior of an individual teacher consistent over time? and (2) Are individual differences among teachers consistent over time? Regrettably, the first question has rarely been considered in previous investigations of the stability of teacher behavior, and empirical research on the second question has been marked by considerable confusion. In this paper, statistical procedures have been developed for answering each of these questions. Approaches and methods of previous studies of temporal stability are re-evaluated. In addition, methods for assessing the stability of teacher behavior across contexts are described. Observational data on classroom teachers are used throughout to illustrate new approaches and methods for the study of stability of behavior. (Author/JD)
Descriptors: Conceptual Tempo, Elementary Secondary Education, Individual Differences, Personality Measures, Personality Traits, Psychological Characteristics, Reliability, Research Methodology, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics
Institute for Research on Teaching, College of Education, Michigan State University, 252 Erickson Hall, E. Lansing, MI 48824 ($8.00).
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Inst. for Research on Teaching.