Australian Journal of Teacher Education
Personality Types of Hong Kong Kindergarten Teachers: Implications for Teacher Education
While an individual’s personality is related to his or her well-being, little research has examined kindergarten teachers’ personality. This research was the first to investigate Hong Kong kindergarten teachers’ personality types using the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI). Three hundred and seventy-one kindergarten teachers voluntarily responded to the MBTI. Findings showed that Hong Kong kindergarten teachers were predominantly of the sensing-feeling-judging personality types, characterized by being realistic, conventional, and considerate to others’ feelings. In addition, principals and head teachers in kindergartens tended to be extraverted. Results also suggested a very low percentage of intuitive kindergarten teachers, indicating that teachers’ personality types might be field-bound. Implications of these findings in relation to teacher education are discussed.
Wong, Yau-ho Paul and Li-fang, Zhang
"Personality Types of Hong Kong Kindergarten Teachers: Implications for Teacher Education,"
Australian Journal of Teacher Education: Vol. 38
, Article 6.
Available at: https://ro.ecu.edu.au/ajte/vol38/iss2/6
Educational Psychology Commons, Pre-Elementary, Early Childhood, Kindergarten Teacher Education Commons