ERIC Number: ED262002
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr
Reference Count: 0
Relationships among Teacher Personality, Pupil Control Attidues, and Pupil Control Behavior.
Bush, Doris W.
This research examined the relationships among three variables--teacher personality, teacher pupil control attitudes, and teacher pupil control behavior--to determine whether teacher personality or pupil control attitudes were the better predictor of pupil control behavior. Subjects were 102 junior high school teachers. The major finding of the study was that relationships among all three variables were significant. The relationship between teacher personality and attitudes toward pupil control was moderately high and positive (.60). Relationships between personality and pupil control behavior and between attitudes and pupil control behavior were positive and moderate (.31 and .24 respectively). Although the relationships of both personality and control attitudes to control behavior were close, attitude proved to be a slightly stronger predictor for the respondents in this study. The observations generally confirmed the validity of the behavioral instruments. The methods used in this study can provide a fairly uncomplicated, cost-effective avenue to the important area of discipline improvement through more informed teacher selection and placement and improved teacher training programs for both preservice and inservice teachers. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (69th, Chicago, IL, March 31-April 4, 1985).