THE STUDY OF RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PRE-SERVICE TEACHERS' SELF-EFFICACY BELIEFS AND ATTITUDES TOWARDS THE TEACHING PROFESSION


ŞEN Ş. , TEMEL S.

MIER-JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES TRENDS AND PRACTICES, cilt.9, ss.23-32, 2019 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 9 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2019
  • Dergi Adı: MIER-JOURNAL OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES TRENDS AND PRACTICES
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.23-32

Özet

The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between preservice teachers' attitudes towards the teaching profession (ATP) and teachers' self-efficacy beliefs (TSEB). In particular, the study aimed to understand the effect of preservice teachers' self-efficacy beliefs (TSEB), age, gender and discipline on their attitudes towards the teaching profession (ATP). The study was conducted with a correlational research design. Sample for the study comprised 157 preservice teachers attending a public university. Attitude Scale towards the Profession of Teaching (ASPT) and the Teachers' Sense of Efficacy Scale (TSES) were used as tools for data collection. The data were analyzed using correlation and multiple regression analysis techniques. The results showed that there were positive and significant relations between the variables selected for the study. Regression analysis revealed that preservice teachers' self-efficacy beliefs (TSEB) have a positive and significant effect on their attitudes towards teaching profession (ATP).