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ERIC Number: EJ971855
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1041-6080
Thinking Styles and Preferred Teacher Interpersonal Behavior among Hong Kong Students
Yu, Tak-ming; Chen, Chen
Learning and Individual Differences, v22 n4 p554-559 Aug 2012
This study investigated the relationship between thinking styles and preferred teacher interpersonal behavior based on the Model for Interpersonal Teacher Behavior (MITB, Wubbels, Creton, & Hooymayers, 1985) among 247 Hong Kong secondary school female students. The Thinking Style Inventory Revised (TSI-R, Sternberg, Wagner, & Zhang, 2003) and the Questionnaire for Teacher Interaction (QTI, Wubbels et al., 1985) were used to measure students' thinking styles and their preferred teacher interpersonal behavior. Research results showed that Type I global and liberal styles positively and negatively predicted student-centered teacher interpersonal behavior respectively, while Type I legislative and judicial styles negatively and positively predicted teacher-centered interpersonal behavior respectively. Type II conservative and executive styles positively predicted teacher-centered interpersonal behavior, while Type II executive and conservative styles positively and negatively predicted student-centered interpersonal behavior respectively. Implications of the research findings are discussed. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction