RECTITUDE OF B. Ed TRAINEES
Keywords:Rectitude and B.Ed Trainee
The present paper is an attempt to know the rectitude of B.Ed trainees empirically. Rectitude focuses on ethical behaviour, appropriate habits and values among the individuals. If B.Ed trainees do not possess righteous rectitude, they will not become effective agents in teaching-learning process. The main objective of the study is to find out the significant differences if any, in the rectitude related to truthfulness, dutifulness, good conduct, helping nature, self-control and honesty among B.Ed trainees due to variation in gender, educational qualifications, type of group and marital status. The investigator followed ‘survey method’ and selected the sample of 300 using stratified random sampling technique at Rayalaseema region in Andhra Pradesh of India. The investigator constructed and developed an attitude scale to measure rectitude of prospective teachers studying in Colleges of Education at B.Ed level. The findings of the study are: The t-value (3.026) with respect to As Whole (M1=148.878, SD1= 20.417; M2=156.052, SD2=20.651), P< 0.01 is significant. It tells that gender differs in rectitude As Whole. The t-values of rectitude scores of B.Ed trainees, for truthfulness (4.679), dutifulness (4.882), good conduct (2.852), helping nature (4.090) and As Whole (4.526) are significant at 0.01 level and t-value for self-control is significant at 0.05 level. It is evident that the variations in the educational qualification have brought significant difference in rectitude of B.Ed trainees for truthfulness, dutifulness, good conduct, helping nature, self-control and rectitude As Whole. Marital status has not significantly influenced on self-control. It is suggested that the B.Ed trainees should possess not only intra and inter human ethics but also environmental ethics.
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