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ERIC Number: ED407395
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Mar
Pages: 14
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Associations between Teacher Personality and Classroom Environment.
Kent, Harry; Fisher, Darrell
This study established the Secondary Colleges Classroom Environment Inventory (SCCEI) as a reliable instrument for use in providing teachers in the postsecondary sector with information about the learning environment in their classrooms. The SCCEI was constructed for this study as a perceptual measure of classroom environment using scales from the Learning Environment Inventory and the College and University Classroom Environment Instrument. The study also demonstrated the suitability of the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator as an instrument for classroom research involving the assessment of teacher personality types. The associations between teacher personality type and perception of classroom environment showed considerable consistency between teacher and student perceptions. For example, extravert teachers were positively associated with classrooms characterized by high levels of student cohesion, while perceiving type preferences were associated with both student perceptions and teacher self-perceptions of informality and individualization of work in the classroom. The relationship between teacher personality type and classroom environment can be understood using social cognition theory as a conceptual model. (Contains 48 references.) (JLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Environment Inventory; Myers Briggs Type Indicator