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ERIC Number: EJ765686
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
The Relationship between Perceived Body Size and Confidence in Ability to Teach among Preservice Teachers
Gorrow, Teena R.; Muller, Susan M.; Schneider, Sidney R.
Education, v126 n2 p364-373 Win 2005
This study was designed to examine the relationship between preservice teachers' perceived body sizes and confidence in their ability to teach. One hundred two participants completed a questionnaire that included 1) providing height and weight information, 2) completing The Teaching Anxiety Scale (TCHAS), 3) selecting body images best representing perceived and desired body sizes, 4) self-rating confidence in ability to teach, and 5) predicting students' perceptions of them as teachers. Participants were grouped according to their perceived body sizes. Despite finding that perceived body size and confidence in teaching ability may be related, it appears as though perceived body size alone may not accurately predict the direction of this relationship. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland