Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

Protocol Analysis of the Social Problem Solving of Teachers

Anne L. Cummings, Harry G. Murray and Jack Martin
American Educational Research Journal
Vol. 26, No. 1 (Spring, 1989), pp. 25-43
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1162868
Page Count: 19
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Download ($29.00)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
Protocol Analysis of the Social Problem Solving of Teachers
Preview not available

Abstract

This study investigated social problem solving and cognitive style (field independence-dependence) in a sample of 70 teachers taking a summer course in counseling. To examine social problem solving, protocol analysis was utilized to determine how adults solved ill-defined interpersonal, intrapersonal, complex, and simple problems. Problem situations were scored for eight problem-solving elements (e. g., strategy, evaluation), three problem-solving processes (sequential, wholistic, simultaneous), and three problem-solving styles (analytical, affective, behavioral). Results indicated that participants used more analysis and evaluation of self on intrapersonal problems, whereas on interpersonal problems they employed more evaluation of strategies. On simple problems, participants utilized more strategies, elaborations, and problem statements, whereas on complex problems they utilized more analysis, evaluations, and feeling statements. Educational implications of these results are explored.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
25
    25
  • Thumbnail: Page 
26
    26
  • Thumbnail: Page 
27
    27
  • Thumbnail: Page 
28
    28
  • Thumbnail: Page 
29
    29
  • Thumbnail: Page 
30
    30
  • Thumbnail: Page 
31
    31
  • Thumbnail: Page 
32
    32
  • Thumbnail: Page 
33
    33
  • Thumbnail: Page 
34
    34
  • Thumbnail: Page 
35
    35
  • Thumbnail: Page 
36
    36
  • Thumbnail: Page 
37
    37
  • Thumbnail: Page 
38
    38
  • Thumbnail: Page 
39
    39
  • Thumbnail: Page 
40
    40
  • Thumbnail: Page 
41
    41
  • Thumbnail: Page 
42
    42
  • Thumbnail: Page 
43
    43