Accession Number:

AD0420833

Title:

PROFESSIONAL IDENTIFICATION AND COGNITIVE DISTORTION AMONG JOURNALISM STUDENTS,

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MISSOURI UNIV-COLUMBIA

Report Date:

1963-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

11.0

Abstract:

The major contention of the study, that teachers feel their occupation is denigrated and they themselves are persecuted by those not identified with teaching, is confirmed. The stereotypes of the teacher and non-teacher persist throughout the study and apparently influence all the comparisons. The teacher seems to internalize good and attainable virtues--industriousness, dependability, thoroughness, studiousness and orderliness, and his feeling of being less good than tends to permeate all his relationships, even when it is not a valid reflection of the objective fact. Thus, he adopts a critical attitude toward those he feels are really viewing him in less than a fovorable light, calling non-teachers reckless, immature, egotistical. The stereotyped downgrading of teaching by prospective teachers indicates we feel, the major area for corrective action in teacher recruitment. Author

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APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE