Pre-Service Teachers' Self-Efficacy Beliefs and Attitudes towards Profession


DEMİRTAŞ H. , CÖMERT M. , ÖZER N.

EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE, cilt.36, ss.96-111, 2011 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 36 Konu: 159
  • Basım Tarihi: 2011
  • Dergi Adı: EGITIM VE BILIM-EDUCATION AND SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.96-111

Özet

The purpose of this study was to investigate pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs and their attitudes towards teaching profession and also to explore the relationships between pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs and their attitudes towards teaching profession. The population of the study consisted of 1.307 (F=584, M=723) 4th grade pre-service teachers, studying at Inonu University, Faculty of Education, during 2006-2007 semester. The sample of the study consisted of 380 pre-service teachers chosen by stratified sampling method. Research results revealed that pre-service teachers' self efficacy beliefs differ significantly in terms of gender and department variables. Results also showed that students' attitudes towards teaching profession did not differ significantly in terms of the research variables. Lastly, a slight but positive correlation was found between pre-service teachers' self-efficacy beliefs and their attitudes towards teaching profession.