“This article was published in Teaching and Teacher Education, Vol 25 number 8, Authors: Shaoan Zhang, Qingmin Shi, Stephen Tonelson and Jack Robinson, "Preservice and Inservice Teachers’ Perceptions of Appropriateness of Teacher Self-Disclosure", Pages 1117-1124, Copyright Elsevier (November 2009)”.
This study investigated preservice and inservice teachers' perceptions of appropriateness of teacher self-disclosure.
A sample of 180 preservice teachers and 135 preK-12 teachers participated in the study.
Results showed statistically significant differences between the groups of teachers in their perceptions of appropriateness of teacher self-disclosure in the three dimensions: Uncommon Topics, Uncommon Purposes, and Consideration of Students. No significant differences were found in the two dimensions: Common Topics and Common Purposes.
This study makes an excellent contribution to the theoretical framework of the study of teacher self-disclosure and also provides implications for teaching and teacher education.