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Interaction Aspects Of Dominant Styles: Of Teaching And Of Authority


  • Cristian PETRE

    (Faculty of Psychology and Educational Sciences, OVIDIUS University of Constanta)


Problem Statement. Teaching style is the expression (form of expression) of preferred behavioral modalities who return with some regularity in the work of teacher (E.Geissler), Purpose of Study. The intention of this paper is to identify a pattern of expression interact between two dimensions-professional of primary school teachers: the dominant teaching style and the dominant authority type of each teacher. I opted for a classification according to the particular act of communication: emotional-improvising style, emotional-methodical style, rational-improvising style and rational-methodical style. Methods. To identify the dominant teaching style was built a questionnaire consisting of 16 questions. The second questionnaire was proposed for a self-evaluative kind of authority expressed in the daily professional work. To identify the dominant type of authority were updated two classifications: traditional axis authoritarian - democratic - laissez-faire and a classification inspired by John RP French and B. Raven expert authority, rewards, position and personal. In this investigation were involved 30 teachers for primary education. Findings and Results. Exists a moderate correlation between rational-improvising style and authoritarian and position styles of authority. Also, indicates significant statistical connection between rational-improviser teaching style and authoritarian, democratic and expert teacher’s authority. The indexes indicate statistical connections moderate correlation between rational-methodical style and personal authority. The indexes of correlation indicates significant statistical link between emotional-improvisational style teaching styles and reward and expert authority. The indexes indicate statistical connections moderate correlation between emotional-style improvisation and styles of authority laissez-faire, and his model.

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  • Cristian PETRE, 2014. "Interaction Aspects Of Dominant Styles: Of Teaching And Of Authority," Management Intercultural, Fundația Română pentru Inteligența Afacerii, Editorial Department, issue 30, pages 201-210, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:cmj:interc:y:2014:i:30:p:201-210

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    Teaching style; Authority style; statistical corellantion;

    JEL classification:

    • I21 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Analysis of Education
    • I29 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Education - - - Other


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