ERIC Number: ED340700
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Oct
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Examination of the Relationships between Perceived Teaching Potential, Commitment, and Efficacy and Performance, Satisfaction, Preparation, Career Orientation, and Academic Ability.
Kemis, Mari R.; Warren, Richard D.
The present study extends a previous study of student teachers' teaching potential to first-year teachers and includes variables addressing commitment to a teaching career and efficacy. Respondents consisted of 126 first-year teachers who completed questionnaires at student teaching, graduation, and one year following graduation. Seven tables are included in the document. Table 1 and 2 define all variables used in the analysis and correlate potential, commitment and efficacy. Tables 3-7 examine correlations between potential, commitment, and efficacy and: performance at student teaching and as a first year teacher; satisfaction at graduation and as a first year teacher; academic indicators; variables related to preparation; and career orientation variables. The results suggest that for first year teachers commitment to teaching as a professional career and efficacy appear to be highly related to confidence in abilities, as well as to satisfaction. (LL)
Descriptors: Academic Ability, Beginning Teachers, Career Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Job Performance, Job Satisfaction, Predictor Variables, Self Efficacy, Student Teaching, Teacher Characteristics, Teacher Education Programs, Teacher Improvement, Teaching (Occupation), Teaching Skills
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
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