ERIC Number: ED426277
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Personality Type Profiles of Beginning Secondary Technical Education Teachers in West Virginia.
Gordon, Howard R. D.
A study developed and examined personality type preference profiles of beginning secondary technical education teachers in West Virginia. The target population consisted of all beginning secondary technical education teachers (n=34) employed by the West Virginia Department of Education during the 1998-99 school year. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was used to gather personal data and categorize personality type. This 126-item forced choice questionnaire elicited preference on 4 dichotomous scales or dimensions that allowed separate indexes for the following: extraversion (E) or introversion (I), sensation (S) or intuition (N), thinking (T) or feeling (F), profile and judging (J) or perception (P). The four major MBTI type components among the respondents were as follows: ESTJ (32%), ESFJ (18%), ISFJ (12%), and ISTJ (9%). Analysis showed respondents were more sensing (27%)/less intuitive (6%) and more judging (27%)/less perceptive (3%). Collected data were also examined according to Keirsey and Bates' (1984) temperament type groupings. Overall, the largest represented temperament type was that of sensing-judging (47%). Teacher educators were recommended to provide prospective teachers with opportunity to use all types of learning strategies and strengthen those not normally preferred. (Appendixes contain 23 references and 6 tables.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: West Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Myers Briggs Type Indicator