An investigation of teacher candidates’ teaching motivation in terms of various variables
An investigation of teacher candidates’ teaching motivation
In this study, it is aimed to examine the teaching motivation of teacher candidates in terms of various variables (gender, department, graduated type of university, order of university preference, general academic average, eagerness to do another profession other than teaching and liking the program they are studying). The study group of this research, which was conducted with the relational survey model, consists of teacher candidates who are studying in a fourth year of science, mathematics, class and social studies teaching of a public university in the spring term of 2018-2020 academic year. In the research, Personal Information Form and Teaching Motivation Scale were data collection instruments. Teaching Motivation Scale which was developed by Kauffman, Yılmaz-Soylu and Duke (2011) and it was devised to measure the internal and external motivations of prospective teachers was used. As a result of the data obtained from this study It was determined that the teacher motivation of the teacher candidates was generally at a medium level and the intrinsic motivation of the teacher candidates was higher than their extrinsic motivation. On the other hand, it was found that teacher candidates' teaching motivation did not differ significantly according to gender, high school type, university preference variables; It was determined that there was a significant difference according to the variables of department, academic achievement, eagerness to do another profession other than teaching and liking the program they studied.
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