Document Type : Research Article


1 M.A. of Educational Research, faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Tehran, Elementary teacher

2 faculty member, faculty of Psychology and Education, University of Tehran


This study aimed to evaluate the effect of Transactional Analysis (TA) Group Training on the components of teacher-student Interactive style in elementary school. The research method is quasi-experimental in terms of a method with pretest, posttest, and control group design. The statistical population included female primary school teachers in Tabas city in 2009-10 academic years. In this study, 30 female primary school teachers were selected by the Convenience Sampling method and randomly assigned to experimental and control groups. Experimental group teachers were trained in Transactional Analysis Training for 10 sessions of 90 minutes over 5 weeks but the teachers of the control group did not receive any intervention. In this study, the Teacher-Student Interaction Style Questionnaire from Lourdusamy and Khine (QTI) was used. The data were analyzed by Multivariable Analyze of Covariance (MANCOVA) via SPSS-18 software. The results showed that Transactional Analysis group training had a significant effect on the components of leadership (p<0.05), helpful/friendly (p<0.01), understanding (p<0.05), dissatisfaction (p<0.05), and admonishing (p<0.01) and there was no sign in the component of Responsibility/Freedom, Uncertain and Strict. The results show that Transactional Analysis group training for teachers improves their style of interaction with students through effectiveness on leadership, helpful/friendly, Students' understanding, reduces dissatisfaction from the class situation and admonishing. Therefore, it is recommended that teachers be taught the concepts and strategies of this theory in schools.


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