Publication Date

1965

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Doyle, Florence E.||Miller, Carroll H. (Carroll Hiram), 1907-

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Department

Department of Education

LCSH

Teachers--Training of||High school teachers

Abstract

It was the purpose of the investigator to determine the needs of prospective secondary school teachers as measured by the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule and compare those needs with the needs of a normative sample of college students. It was hypothesized that: (1) Prospective male secondary school teachers do not have needs that differ from Edwards’ normative group of college students, (2) prospective female secondary school teachers do not have needs that differ from Edwards’ normative group of college students, and (3) prospective male secondary school teachers do not have needs that differ from prospective female secondary school teachers. A review of literature revealed findings that made the prospective teachers seemingly fit a stereotypic model of being impotent, obsequious, eternally patient, painstakingly demanding and socially inept. The reasons given by teachers for entering the teaching profession generally included (1) affection for children, (2) an opportunity for additional education, (3) a secure income, and (4) a summer vacation. A total of 110 male and female students of four junior classes enrolled in Education 302 at Northern Illinois University were administered the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule. When the preference schedule had been completed by the students, the results were compared with Edwards' normative group of college students. The "t" test was used to find correlations which were considered statistically significant if within the .05 level of confidence. It was found that men in the experimental group were significantly lower than men in the normative group on the variables of exhibition and heterosexuality. Women in the experimental group were significantly lower than women in the normative group on the variables of deference, order, affiliation and heterosexuality. Thirdly, men in the experimental group were significantly higher than women in the experimental group on the variables of achievement, autonomy, dominance, heterosexuality and aggression; and women in the experimental group were significantly higher than men in the experimental group on the variables of intraception, succorance, abasement, nurturance and change. The author feels that the results of this study are inconclusive because the students of the experimental group were not granted anonymity. If the subjects had been granted anonymity, they might have given more sincere and somewhat different answers to all parts of the schedule.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.

Extent

2, v, 53 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

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In Copyright

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