Document Type

Conference Proceeding

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Paper presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT, October 20, 2010.

Abstract

Shared practice in schools has emerged; teachers are moving from isolation to team collaboration where personality traits could be related to quality interactions. Team personality traits and team satisfaction were examined. A survey and interview approach was used for N = 244 full-time teachers from N = 49 interdisciplinary teams at N = 7 middle schools. Descriptive, correlational, multiple regression analyses and coded themes about team members’ personalities and interactions were employed. No significant relationships were found between the BFI traits and Satisfaction with the Team. Team-level analysis indicated a significant negative correlation between Satisfaction with theTeam and Extraversion and Agreeableness. Qualitative data revealed team climate, team member personality, and team personality configuration were related to Satisfaction with the Team.

Citation/Publisher Attribution

Humbyrd, M.D., Gable, R.K. (2010). The relationship of personality traits to satisfaction with the team: A study of interdisciplinary teacher teams in Rhode Island middle schools. Paper presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Rocky Hill, CT.

 
 

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