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ERIC Number: EJ813307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Mar
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0094-1956
Democratic Teacher Beliefs According to the Teacher's Gender and Locus of Control
Kesici, Sahin
Journal of Instructional Psychology, v35 n1 p62-69 Mar 2008
This study explored the variations in democratic beliefs among teachers based on gender and locus of control. The study groups comprised of 286 teachers. The results demonstrated that the level of adherence to democratic beliefs on the part of female teachers was significantly higher than those of male teachers, especially in terms of equality and justice. This study found that teachers' gender has an effect on their democratic beliefs and this effect was found statistically low for equality, very low for freedom, average for justice, and low for the overall dimensions. Observance of democratic values was found to be significantly higher for teachers with internal locus of control than for those with external locus of control in terms of freedom. And, in terms of locus of control, teachers' democratic belief was found statistically low for equality, average for independence, low for justice, and average for the overall dimensions. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Rotter Internal External Locus of Control Scale