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ERIC Number: EJ1012601
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0264-3944
Attachment Theory, Teacher Motivation & Pastoral Care: A Challenge for Teachers and Academics
Riley, Philip
Pastoral Care in Education, v31 n2 p112-129 2013
The hypothesis that an unconscious need for a corrective emotional experience (CEE) drives the choice to care for others was investigated via attachment style and feelings of anger at students and staff. Data were obtained from 750 pre-service and experienced teachers, including 179 principals, who completed one of two versions of the Experiences in Close Relationships questionnaire and reported anger toward students and staff. Significant differences between subgroups in relation to Attachment and Anger were found. Pre-service teachers' reported the highest levels of attachment insecurity, Principals the lowest. Only secondary teachers reported Anger at Staff and higher Anger at Students frequencies. If initial motivation to teach is predicted by insecure attachment, teacher preparation courses should take this into account. (Contains 7 tables, 1 figure, and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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