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ERIC Number: ED524903
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Using the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire to Predict Teacher Success
Watts, Rebecca S.; Cage, Bob N.; Batley, Valerie S.; Davis, Debrah
Online Submission, US-China Education Review B 1 p126-132 2011
Faculty involved in pre-service teacher education often debate whether individual characteristics can predict effective teachers. Research is inconclusive with respect to the factors being capable of predicting effective teaching. This paper reports the results of a longitudinal study that identified self-reported characteristics of pre-service teachers during their semester of student teaching and their teacher effectiveness, as rated by their building principals after becoming employed as a teacher. Teacher scores on each of the 16 primary factors measured on the 16PF (personal factor) personality scale were regressed on their principals' effectiveness ratings. Stepwise multiple regression analysis generated a model that explained 17.0% of the variance in principal ratings of effectiveness and the model included four factors from the 16PF questionnaire as significant predictors of principals' success ratings. Those factors were: (1) Factor Q3, Perfectionism; (2) Factor Q4, Tension; (3) Factor N, Privateness; and (4) Factor G, Rule-consciousness. Teacher Success Rubric is appended. (Contains 3 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire