ERIC Number: ED274665
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Influences of Student Teaching and Student Characteristics on Anxieties, Concerns, and Attitudes about Teaching.
Marso, Ronald N.; Pigge, Fred L.
This study was designed to investigate relationships between student characteristics and changes during student teaching in anxieties, attitudes, and concerns about teaching. The subjects were three groups of students: 151 beginning student teaching, 162 completing student teaching, and a subset of 81 for whom both pre- and post-student teaching measurements were available. Less anxiety about teaching and less concern about survival was reported following student teaching. Attitude towards teaching remained positive for the total sample; however, males and secondary majors reported a less positive attitude and more anxiety about teaching following student teaching. Less anxiety and concern was reported about: (1) being observed while teaching; (2) feeling adequate as a teacher; (3) being accepted and respected by other professionals; (4) the ability to perform before a class; and (5) coping with parent-teacher conferences. The student characteristics of teaching field, gender, assurance of decision to teach, perceived effectiveness as a future teacher, anticipated grade level of teaching, and when the prospective teacher decided to become a teacher were found to be related to one or more of the measures. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, October 16-18, 1986).