ERIC Number: ED452184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
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Personality Types and Teaching Efficacy as Predictors of Classroom Control Orientation in Beginning Teachers.
Chambers, Sharon M.; Henson, Robin K.; Sienty, Sarah F.
This study explored the personality types of beginning emergency permit teachers to determine whether those pursuing alternative certification displayed patterns in personality type. It also investigated the predictive relationship between personality types and teachers' beliefs concerning control in classroom management. Participants were 120 teachers pursuing teacher certification through an emergency permit teacher education program at a mid-sized Texas university. Participants were administered the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (which measured personality type, the Attitudes and Beliefs on Classroom Control Inventory, and a revised version of the Teacher Efficacy Scale). Results indicated that the teachers were somewhat dispersed in personality types, but they tended to emphasize the sensing and thinking dimensions. Regression analyses suggested that personal teaching efficacy was a stronger predictor of instructional classroom management than personality type. However, personality type was a stronger predictor than efficacy of people management beliefs. Results indicated a slight tendency for the emergency certification teachers to be interventionist in their classroom control orientations. (Contains 51 references.) (Author/SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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