Motivations to teach: Psychometric perspectives across the first semester of teacher education

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Sinclair, Catherine, Dowson, Martin and McInerney, Dennis 2006. Motivations to teach: Psychometric perspectives across the first semester of teacher education. Teachers College Record. 108 (6), pp. 1132 - 1154.
AuthorsSinclair, Catherine, Dowson, Martin and McInerney, Dennis
Abstract

Many studies have investigated preservice teachers’ motivations to teach. However, few studies have (a) used robust measurement methodologies to test the psychometric properties of instruments measuring motivations to teach, (b) attempted to measure changes over time in preservice teachers’ motivations to teach, or (c) attempted to assess the effects that relevant variables such as age or gender may have on temporal changes in motivations to teach. This study sought to address these perceived deficits in the literature. Results indicate that the instrument developed in this study was reliable and valid across two waves of data collection, that preservice teachers’ motivations to teach changed across the course of their first semester of teacher education, and that, in some cases, these changes were related to the age of preservice teachers.

Year2006
JournalTeachers College Record
Journal citation108 (6), pp. 1132 - 1154
PublisherEBSCO Publishing
ISSN0161-4681
Web address (URL)https://www.tcrecord.org/Content.asp?ContentId=12520
Page range1132 - 1154
Research GroupNCLS Research
Place of publicationUnited States of America
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