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ERIC Number: ED460114
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 75
Abstractor: N/A
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An Investigation of the Relationship between Teacher Personality and National Board Certification among South Mississippi Teachers.
Walker, Senita Ann Arthur; Klotz, Jack
This study examined the relationship between personality characteristics and National Board Certification among teachers who had achieved National Board Certification, teachers who were in the process of completing the requirements for National Board Certification, and teachers who had not attempted National Board Certification. It identified adult personality characteristics as measured by the fifth edition of Cattell's 16 PF Questionnaire. The questionnaire examined five global factors: extraversion, anxiety, tough-mindedness, independence, and self-control and measured 16 primary personality factors (e.g., warmth, reasoning, emotional stability, dominance, sensitivity, apprehension, perfectionism, and tension). Participants were 201 south Mississippi teachers who fell into one of the three groups. Teachers in the groups who were certified or who were seeking certification had received training from the Gulf Coast Master Teacher Mentoring Project, which focused on analytical and reflective thinking and writing. Results indicated that teachers who were National Board Certified or were seeking National Board Certification were stronger in the area of abstract and analytical conceptual reasoning than were teachers who had not taken part in National Board Certification training. Most of those achieving or seeking certification did so for reasons of professional achievement and professional growth. (Contains 80 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Mississippi