TEMPERAMENT AS RELATED TO TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS By Dr. Kuldeep Singh Katoch

Abstract

There are “reasons” for everything we do as human beings, though it is often difficult for us to understand why we think like we think, feel like we feel, or act like we act in life. Many of the answers for human behavior can be found in people’s temperaments or personalities. In this paper, an attempt has been made to study the relationship between teacher effectiveness as relates to important dimension of personality i.e. temperament.  In this paper descriptive survey method of research was used. For this purpose secondary teachers were randomly selected. In this research paper Teacher Effectiveness Scale by Kumar & Mutha (1974) and Dimensions of Temperament Scale by Chadha and Chandana (1984) were used to study the temperament of the school teachers. For testing the hypotheses, the two-way-analysis variance technique was employed. The results revealed that most effective teachers were found to be higher on three traits of temperament i.e. ‘Ascendant’, ‘Accepting’ and ‘Tolerance’ than least effective teachers. Gender differences were found on two temperaments viz. ‘Cooperative’ and ‘Warmth’.

KeyWords: Personality, Tolerance, Education, Effectiveness, Teacher & sociability.