Teachers’ persona reflects in students’ personality: A case study of primary school level in the Sahiwal District, Pakistan

Zeenat Abdul-Haq Daha 1  und Muhammad Imran 1 , 2
  • 1 The University of Sahiwal, , Pakistan
  • 2 Shanghai Jiao Tong University, , China

Abstract

This study highlights the imperative fact that students are the personification of a teacher’s persona. The professional persona of the teachers is the reflection of personal and emotional traits that helps their students in the development of a nation. This is a quantitative study of 40 teachers and 153 students from Sahiwal district, Pakistan based on Erikson’s theory of psychosocial development. For questionnaires, the study gyrates around the conceptual framework of teachers’ personal traits independent variables: empathy, resourcefulness, wittiness, acknowledgment, determination, and creativeness are aimed to analyze their reflection in students’ performance as a dependent variable. For data collection, the purposive sampling technique is used and SPSS software for calculations. This study traces that it is a need the hour to improve the society through training of a teacher to develop a paradigm of ‘Teacher’s persona’ that ultimately, influences the students en masse.

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