ERIC Number: EJ1066713
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Teachers' Interpersonal Role Identity
van der Want, Anna C.; den Brok, Perry; Beijaard, Douwe; Brekelmans, Mieke; Claessens, Luce C. A.; Pennings, Helena J. M.
Scandinavian Journal of Educational Research, v59 n4 p424-442 2015
This article investigates the link between teachers' appraisal of specific interpersonal situations in classrooms and their more general interpersonal identity standard, which together form their interpersonal role identity. Using semi-structured and video-stimulated interviews, data on teachers' appraisals and interpersonal identity standards were collected and analyzed using appraisal and interpersonal circumplex theory. Results show a variety of interpersonal identity standards, although the majority of the teachers mentions standards focusing on the codes steering and being friendly. The situation "reacting to student positive behavior" evoked most appraisals that confirmed identity standards. For 13 of the 29 teachers, their identity standard matched with their appraisals. In most cases, however, this match was only to some extent (10 teachers) and sometimes not at all (six teachers). The results suggest that teachers can enhance their relationship with students by becoming more aware of the meanings teachers attach to this relationship in specific situations.
Descriptors: Teacher Role, Professional Identity, Semi Structured Interviews, Standards, Teacher Attitudes, Teacher Student Relationship, Correlation, Video Technology, Secondary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Teacher Characteristics, Interrater Reliability, Affective Behavior, Observation, Student Behavior, Self Concept
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Netherlands
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Questionnaire on Teacher Interaction