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The Influence of Personality Traits of High School Teachers on Their Teacher Qualifications

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Author(s): Sezai KALAFAT

Journal: Yükseköğretim ve Bilim Dergisi
ISSN 2146-5959

Volume: 2;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 193;
Date: 2012;
Original page

Keywords: Personality | Teacher qualifications | Five-factor model of personality

ABSTRACT
Th e eff ects of the personality traits on the teacher qualifications of the teachers working of the high schools were analysed in this study. Th is study was a local survey research at 2010-2011 of the summer semester. Th e sample of the study consisted of 428 teachers. Personality test based on adjectives, and perceptions of compedence scale were used as data collection tools. “Path analysis” method was done for data analysis by structural equation modelling procedure. Analysis revealed that the openness for the experience, one of the personality traits, was found to be the most infl uential predictor of the teacher qualifications, also self-development, one of the teacher qualifications, was found to be most infl uenced dimension from the personality traits.
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