Advisor

Gerald F. Blake

Date of Award

1990

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Urban Studies

Department

Urban Studies and Planning

Physical Description

1 online resource (3, ix, 134 pages)

Subjects

High school students -- Oregon -- Portland -- Attitudes, African American students -- Oregon -- Portland -- Attitudes, School integration -- Oregon -- Portland

DOI

10.15760/etd.1179

Abstract

This study examined factors related to the teaching effectiveness of adjunct faculty in higher education. Specifically, it explored the relationship between personality, as defined by the Five-Factor Model, occupation, and student ratings of teaching effectiveness. Results indicate that personality is correlated to an instructor's classroom behavior and education goals, which in turn are related to teaching effectiveness. In addition, instructors with occupations in social services and education had significantly higher mean teaching effectiveness scores than those from other occupations. Finally, there was an inverse relationship between age and teaching effectiveness in this study, and a positive relationship between teaching experience and teaching effectiveness. Although instructors may not be able to change their personality, they can modify their behavior and teaching practices to increase their effectiveness as educators.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/4410

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