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ItemA contingency-based personality model of teacher placement for international Singaporean primary schools in Thailand(Assumption University, 2011) Dubolino, Allen A. ; Assumption University. Graduate School of EducationEffective teacher placement is one of the most difficult problems facing educational administrators today. The data shows that 25% of teachers are leaving the job within their first year of service and 50% within their first 5 years of service. Much of this teacher attrition is believe to be attributed to poor hiring and placement practices. With modern research highlighting the importance of teachers’ personalities and dispositions to both their effectiveness and longevity, it is clear that new teacher placement models will be in demand. The objectives of this research are as follows: 1. To investigate if there is a relationship between teacher personality and the academic success of their students 2. To compare these potential relationships across four core subject areas and grade levels 1-6. 3. To propose an effective contingency-based personality model of teacher placement for use in international Singaporean primary schools in Thailand.