This study aims to better understand the dispositional traits and emotional states of pre-service teachers and the association between these attributes and the effectiveness of their interactions with students.
The authors examine two dispositional traits that hold particular promise: personality and adult attachment style.
They also examine three emotional states: depression, anxiety, and stress.
The findings of this study offer a new understanding of the importance of gauging pre-service teachers’ personalities and emotions.
Overall, pre-service teachers in this study reported positive personality traits and emotions.
Given that individuals in teacher education programs may have different personalities and emotional states than their same-age peers, teacher educators should be attuned to the unique qualities of the individuals they prepare for the classroom.