Vol. 2, Issue 8 (2015)
Teachers’ Perceived Difficult Behaviours of Adolescent Learners In Respect Of Their Personality Orientation
Author(s): Seema Rani
Abstract: The paper is about the subject of difficult behaviours observed in every classroom especially when students are adolescents. Actually study consisted of two phase first devoted to extract factors of the concept ‘difficult behaviours’ using ipsative measures in the realm of Q-methodology. Due to paucity of space this first phase has not been discussed in detail, it deserves. But it has been the subject of a paper already published by the investigator. In the second phase normative data of two hundred participants was used to find relatedness between factors of difficult behaviours and four personality orientations- Self-directed, Social and Activity-directed. The data analysis from perspective of studying relatedness by using correlations and studying variances by means of analysis of variances revealed that perceptions of secondary school teachers regarding difficult behaviors exhibited by adolescent learners are independent of their personality orientation. The results are signified by the remarks that difficult behaviors are not creation of teachers, it’s a universal reality and are independent of who teaches them.