A PROBE INTO THE RIGIDITY OF THE TEACHERS

Debashish Debnath, Samirranjan Adhikari, Samir Kumar Sen

Abstract


Present study was carried out through descriptive survey method within ex-post-facto research design. To collect the data “Dimensions of Rigidity Scale (DRS)” were administered on a random sample of 202 male and 101 female Teachers. In Dimensions of Rigidity Scale (DRS) there are 75 numbers Yes”/ “No” type items. Total scores can range from the lowest (0×75) = 0 to the highest (1×75) = 75 and the ambivalent (midpoint) is (0+75)/2=37.5. The result shows that the mean and standard deviation of DRS scores were 39.14 and 4.745 respectively. Here the mean (39.14) was higher than the ambivalent score (37.5). Again according to the manual of the test higher scores reflect a greater sense of rigidity. It might be concluded that on an average the teachers exhibited moderate rigidity to change their attitude. It was also observed that teachers expressed Low Rigidity in Creative Rigidity, Perceptual Rigidity and Moderate Rigidity in Intellectual Rigidity, Emotional Rigidity, Dispositional Rigidity, and Rigidity (in totality) and High Rigidity in Social Rigidity, Behavioural Rigidity.

Keywords


Intellectual Rigidity, Emotional Rigidity, Dispositional Rigidity, Social Rigidity, Behavioural Rigidity, Perceptual Rigidity and Creative Rigidity

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