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ERIC Number: EJ875750
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0883-0355
A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Teachers' and Reporting Officers' Self-Ratings on Teaching and Leadership Skills across Singapore and Bahrain
Jonathan, Wee Pin Goh; Kim, Lee Ong; Salleh, Hairon
International Journal of Educational Research, v48 n4 p258-273 2009
Self-rating bias is particularly likely in organizational behavior research as individuals tend to inflate their expertise, skills and character. This study aims to examine how two culturally diverse groups of teachers and their reporting officers respond to self-ratings of their own teaching skills and leadership skills respectively. It is posited that such response may be culturally based. To ensure validity of comparisons, analyses were done using linear Rasch measures in "logits" rather than the non-linear raw scores. No significant differences were found between the perceptions of Singaporean teachers and their reporting officers on teaching and leadership skills. The Bahraini data however revealed teachers' perceptions of own teaching skills were significantly higher than that of their reporting officers. The opposite is true for the Reporting officers' perceptions of our leadership skills. Bahraini teachers' perceptions of their own teaching skills were also found to be significantly higher than that of their Singaporean counterparts. The findings support the notion that individuals' thinking and behavior is influenced by how they process social and cultural information. (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Bahrain; Singapore