ERIC Number: ED264191
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Teacher Tolerance and Its Relationship to Teacher Traits and Disciplinary Effectiveness.
This study measured vocational high school teachers' tolerance of disruptive behaviors and examined the relationships of teacher tolerance to selected teacher traits and disciplinary effectiveness ratings. Ratings were provided by the teachers, students, local supervisors and building directors. The population included 164 vocational high school teachers from two schools in western Ohio. The Teacher Reaction Profile was administered to teachers and their spouses or close friends. The Classroom Observation Checklist was used to measure frequency, bothersomeness and teacher tolerance of a specific list of classroom behaviors. A select group of teachers were observed in their classrooms in order to authenticate the tolerance measures from the instruments. An analysis of findings presents the degree of relationship between: (1) teacher tolerance to life events and measures of disciplinary effectiveness; (2) teacher tolerance of misbehavior scores as perceived by teachers, and disciplinary effectiveness ratings of supervisors; (3) teacher tolerance of misbehavior scores as perceived by students, and disciplinary effectiveness ratings; (4) teacher demographic variables and teacher tolerance scores; and (5) teacher demographic variables and disciplinary effectiveness ratings. The study data is displayed in 13 appended tables. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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