The impact of personality traits on classroom management styles of secondary school English teachers in Bushehr
How to manage an English class is also affected by different factors such as personality traits. The present study is an attempt to explore the relationship between classroom management styles and personality traits in secondary school English teachers in Bushehr. It also examines the differences in teachers' classroom management styles in terms of to the gender. Thirty male and female English teachers in secondary schools formed the sample of the study. The subjects received two questionnaires of NEO –FFI personality traits questionnaire and Attitude and Beliefs on Classroom Control Inventory (ABCCI), a classroom management inventory. The findings revealed a significant relationship between classroom management styles and Neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience and conscientiousness. Extraversion and openness showed a significantly positive relationship with people management. Also behavioral management and conscientiousness had a meaningful relation with instructional management. However, neuroticism had a negative relationship with instructional management. Gender cannot be regarded as an effective factor in classroom management style.