Vol. 1, Issue 3 (2016)
A study of neuroticism and authoritarian behaviour of senior secondary school teachers
Author(s): Amrita Sahney
Abstract: The Study is real and important as it has heuristic stength of making discovery and from the point of view of exploring new ideas. The investigation is an attempt to apply Factorial Analysis of Variance to study the Neuroticism and Authoritarian behaviour of Secondary School teachers. The behaviours of neuroticism and authoritarianism are generally observed in school teachers and other group of persons in their day to day life full of activities. The investigator was therefore, interested in studying the trait of neuroticism and authoritarian behaviour of Secondary School teachers as they constitute an important section of society. The rationale of selecting this problem dealing with authoritarian behaviours of teachers was that the investigator was critical about the use of such behaviours but when she also faced the reality during her own teaching practice the investigator could also find that the teachers had no other option for controlling the students. The aspect of neuroticism which is also a trait that may be responsible for the teachers to have such behaviours in them is also important.