A Study Into Teaching Styles Of Elementary School Teachers In Terms Of Several Variables
This study aimed to investigate the teaching styles of elementary school teachers regarding some variables. The
study group was comprised of 355 elementary school teachers, 177 male and 178 female, who were randomly selected from 15
schools in Konya in 2015. “Grasha-Reichmann Teaching Style Inventory” was used to assess the teaching styles of the
participants. Grasha - Reichmann Teaching Style Inventory has 40 Likert type items under five subscales, with 8 items each.
The subscales of the inventory are called “expert”, “formal authority”, “personal model”, “facilitator”, and “delegator”. The
teaching styles of the participants according to their gender, branch, marital status and education level was investigated
through t test, and for the other variable, seniority, one-way variance analyses (ANOVA) was used.
The results of the study revealed that the teaching styles of the participants according to gender varied only in the “personal
model”. As for the branch variable, teaching styles means of the class teachers for the subscales “expert”, “formal authority”,
“facilitator”, and “delegator” was found significantly higher than branch teachers. According to the marital status and
education level variables, there wasn’t any significant difference in the participants’ teaching styles means. In terms of
seniority variable, the results revealed that the teaching styles of the teachers varied in the “expert” subscale, but they did not
vary in the “formal authority”, “personal model”, “facilitator”, and “delegator” subscales
Index Terms—Teacher, Teaching Styles, Gender, Branch.