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ERIC Number: ED400234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Jun
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
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Teachers' and Preservice Teachers' Professional Goals and Motivation.
Jesus, Saul Neves de
Expectancy-valence models are used most in the field of motivational psychology. However, teachers' motivation had not been studied by these models and only limited research exists assessing the expectancy and the valence constructs. This study's aim was to examine preservice teachers' and practicing teachers' motivation by the expectancy-valence models. First, the main professional goals of teachers and preservice teachers were obtained. Of these, 92 were students in the department of education at the University of Coimbra (Portugal) and 52 were practicing secondary school teachers. Then, the Jesus Professional Fulfillment Scale was elaborated in order to assess the expectancies and valences attached to these professional goals. The results give support to the construct validation of this scale concerning the distinction between the expectancy and the valence constructs. Some theoretical and practical implications are discussed, and some topics for future research are presented. (Contains 36 references.) (Author/ND)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Portugal