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This is one of a series of excerpts from older articles put online by John Ray as a public service. The articles concerned are in general otherwise available only by special request to a University or other major library.

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J. Psychology, 1973, 85, 229-234.

The relation of student and teacher traits of authoritarianism to student achievement in English



John G. Way

University of South Carolina

The study investigated the relationship of five selected traits of authoritarianism, possessed by both college freshmen and their instructors, to student achievement in freshman English when student verbal aptitude was not a factor. The results indicated that student achievement level was affected more by instructor traits than by traits of the students themselves, although student traits did serve to qualify the effect of instructor traits.


The Pensacola Z survey .... was administered...

... a positive relationship existed between student achievement level and the instructor traits of rigidity and anxiety. If it could be assumed that teachers who were ranked high on these traits employed more autocratic teaching methods than did those who were ranked lower, these findings would lend support to those of Guetzkow, Kelly, and McKeachie who found that students achieved at a higher level in classes taught by autocratic methods as compared to their achievement level when less autocratic methods were used.




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