The Effect Of Personality On Teacher Leadership

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The Effect of Personality on Teacher Leadership Mariana Quezada, Harmony Rain, Joshua Neely, Stevie Lang, and Morgan Copas Flagler College Methods This study looks at the effect personality has on teacher leadership. In this study, the independent variable is based off of the Big Five Inventory (BFI), and is a person’s T-score in each of the Big Five personality traits. The dependent variable would be the scores in each of the seven domains on the Teacher Leadership Inventory (TLI). An Analysis of Variability (ANOVA) will be used to determine if there is a relationship between personality and teacher leadership. In previous research by Aydin, Balvi, and Alci (2013), it was shown that neuroticism has negative effects on all teaching competencies examined, and extroversion is significantly and positively correlated to teaching competency, so this study will look at the effects of extroversion and neuroticism on teacher leadership. In this study, it is predicted that there will be a relationship between personality and leadership, and while Extroversion will have a positive correlation with the seven teacher leadership domains, neuroticism will have a negative correlation with the seven teacher leadership domains. Participants Participants of the study were from a sample of Flagler students, all of which were members of the education department, and were selected on a voluntary basis. Compensation received by the students was extra credit. The mean age of the
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