Teaching Effectiveness; Exploring the Role of Personal Variables
The current research aimed to explore the relationship of Teaching Effectiveness (TE) and personal variables i.e. age, gender, marital status, the type of school (coeducation, boys‟ or girls‟ school) and sector of school (government or private) of secondary school teachers and to adapt and validate the Students‟ Evaluations of Teaching Effectiveness Rating Scale (SETERS) for teachers and their students. For this correlation survey based research the data was conveniently collected from secondary school teachers (N=303) and three students per teacher (N= 909). The results of factor validation have shown that Teaching Effectiveness Self Rating Scale (TESRS) and Teaching Effectiveness Students‟ Rating Scale (TEStRS) are the valid instruments for the evaluation of TE. It has also been found that TE has a negative relationship with age and positive with gender (both ratings), marital status of the teachers, the type of school (students‟ ratings) and sector of school (self-ratings) and same results were shown in the prediction analysis except for type of school as it has come out as a non-significant predictor of TE. Furthermore, female and young adults (in both ratings), single and girls‟ school (students‟ ratings) and private school (self-ratings) teachers are more effective. The results have important implications education sector.