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ERIC Number: ED341672
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
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Personality Trait and Professional Choice among Preservice Teachers in Eastern Kentucky.
Hinton, Samuel; Stockburger, Muriel
A preliminary study was conducted to examine indicators which tend to reflect relationships between personality traits and professional choice among elementary education students enrolled in the teacher education program in Eastern Kentucky University. Education students in elementary education (N=122) completed the Myers Briggs Type Indicator. From this population, a random sample of 34 subjects was drawn. Correlations were made with respect to personality traits, gender, grade point average, and year in college and significant correlations were sought among the variables. Results of the study indicate that more extroverts were found in the elementary education students entering student teaching and that students with the highest grade point averages were introverts. Follow-up studies will compare success by personality type, gender, and grade point average. (LL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator