Teacher personality patterns, shaped in the form of characteristics attributed to particular groups of teachers of the given subject, as if they were accepted in school practice. Such opinions are generally formulated by pupils. The present study is an attempt to analyse opinions on distinguishing characteristics of physical education teachers as they are perceived by teachers of other subjects, and to compare them with the PE teachers’ self-assessment. The study results show that, in the opinion of physical education teachers, the strongest features of their professional identity are their organisation skills and dynamics in action; they are also distinguished by their optimism, clothes style, manners, commitment to work, and being resourceful in life. They perceive these image attributes as of high quality. However, teachers of other subjects assess these features much lower. In their opinion, the strongest distinguishing feature of physical education teachers in the school is mainly their outfit; they are also identified by dynamics in action, optimism, lifestyle, involvement at work, and courage. This means that - either the physical education teachers have a very high opinion of their value, or their peers teaching other subjects underestimate the assessment. Undoubtedly, the self-perception factor and related mechanisms of self-promotion and depreciation play certain role in this case.
Financed by the National Centre for Research and Development under grant No. SP/I/1/77065/10 by the strategic scientific research and experimental development program:
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