ERIC Number: ED374758
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Apr-4
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The Measurement of Charismatic Teaching in the College Classroom.
Archer, Austin C.
This study identified the characteristics of charismatic teaching behavior by interviewing deans, department chairs, teachers, and students at a midwestern state university. Based on interview data, a questionnaire was developed and administered to 19 classes, 10 taught by teachers recognized by the university for teaching merit and 9 teachers not so recognized. Results indicated that charismatic teachers were perceived as exhibiting caring and concern for students and were seen as energetic and enthusiastic in the classroom. There may be two opposing kinds of charismatic teaching, one focused on intellectual aspects, the other on personal or relational attributes. There was a positive relationship between teachers recognized for merit and teachers viewed as being charismatic. The relationship among: (1) personal empathy, personal intensity, and intellectual challenge as factors of charismatic leadership, (2) trust, and (3) commitment were also analyzed by ethnicity of student, sex of student, age of student, sex of teacher, and subject being taught. (Contains 22 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: College Faculty, College Instruction, Factor Analysis, Higher Education, Interviews, Measurement Techniques, Merit Rating, Professional Recognition, Questionnaires, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Behavior, Teacher Characteristics
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
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