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This study examined the relationship between elementary teachers and special education teachers and their preferred MBTI type. The sample consisted of 49 elementary teachers (25 regular classroom and 24 special education) within the public school system in Lincoln and Warren counties in Missouri. The subjects were all Caucasian females ranging in age from 22 to 52 years with an educational level ranging from Bachelors degree to Masters degree plus. The sample reported from 1 to 30 years of teaching experience. Each participant was asked to complete the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and a demographic questionnaire. Chi-square analyses and the two-sample t-statistic were computed at the 0.05 level of significance. The results indicate that there was no difference between preferred MBTI types of elementary teachers and special education teachers.
Cope, Amber L., "Personality Type as an Indicator of Teacher Career Selection: Elementary Teacher or Special Education Elementary Teacher" (2000). Theses. 489.
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