ERIC Number: ED266140
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Influences of Personal and Academic Characteristics on Beginning Teacher Education Students' Attitudes, Concerns, and Anxieties Toward Teaching.
Pigge, Fred L.; Marso, Ronald N.
The relationships between measures of anxiety, concerns, and attitude toward teaching and selected personal and academic characteristics of 260 beginning education students were investigated. Relationships were found between these measures and basic academic skills, earliness of decision to enter teaching as a career, relative assurance of decision to become a teacher, estimated future success as a teacher, level of father's education, gender of student, selected teaching field, and attained college class rank. Among the more specific findings were: males were more concerned about actual teaching tasks; more capable students were less positive about teaching and tended to delay their decision to become a teacher; students whose fathers had less education were more anxious about teaching; higher achieving students were more concerned about becoming teachers; students more confident about teaching had more positive attitudes and lower anxiety scores. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association of Teacher Educators (Atlanta, GA, February 22-26, 1986).