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ERIC Number: EJ1165687
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1056-3997
Measuring Teacher Dispositions: Identifying Workplace Personality Traits Most Relevant to Teaching Professionals
Yao, Yuankun; Pagnani, Alexander; Thomas, Matt; Abellan-Pagnani, Luisa; Brown, Terrell; Buchanan, Dawna Lisa
Mid-Western Educational Researcher, v29 n4 p308-331 2017
What personality traits represent dispositions most relevant to teaching professionals? Could an instrument reflecting work personality traits for a wide variety of professions provide a valid assessment of dispositions for teacher candidates? This study analyzed the internal structure of a state mandated dispositions assessment that was adapted from the Workplace Personality Inventory II. The analyses found that the hypothesized factor structure lacked support from the data. The second stage of the study explored and identified a measurement model consisting of select personality traits most relevant to teaching professionals. The results of the study have implications for educational agencies and teacher education programs interested in the assessment and promotion of dispositions of teacher candidates.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Missouri
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