The relation between classroom management skills and empathic tendencies of high school teachers high school teachers’ classroom management skills and empathic tendencies

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Yasemin Sorakin-Balli
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4041-7903
Sengul Basari
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1042-5411
Sebnem Guldal-Kan
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8241-0868

Abstract

This research was conducted to investigate the relation between the empathic tendencies and classroom management skills of high school teachers. The study aims   to examine whether there is a relation between the classroom management skills and empathic tendencies of high school teachers. The participants of this study include teachers who worked at high schools in Northern Cyprus during the academic year 2015-2016. 30 teachers participated in this research. The research data was collected with “Empathic Tendency Scale” and “Classroom Management Skills Scale”. The scale consisted of three parts. The first part of the scale consisted of personal information the second part included 20 attitude statements to measure the empathic tendency, and in the third part, 40 evaluation statements were used to measure classroom management skills. The data obtained from the scales were coded and analyzed in computer environment by using statistical package program. In the analysis of the data obtained, arithmetic mean, standard deviation and correlation analysis were used. As a result of the analysis, there was no significant difference between high school teachers’ classroom management skills and empathic tendencies. Therefore, no study supporting this result was found. Therefore, more studies needs to be done. Due to the small number of the participants, the connection between variables such as gender, age, and marital status and the variables dealt with in this study could not be evaluated.       


Keywords: Empathy, Classroom Management, Education, Education Management, Management Skills


 

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Sorakin-Balli, Y., Basari, S., & Guldal-Kan, S. (2020). The relation between classroom management skills and empathic tendencies of high school teachers high school teachers’ classroom management skills and empathic tendencies. Cypriot Journal of Educational Sciences, 15(1), 144-152. https://doi.org/10.18844/cjes.v15i1.4595
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