ERIC Number: ED451157
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
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The Correlation of the Factors: The Prospective Teachers' Sense of Efficacy and Beliefs, and Attitudes about Student Control.
This study investigated the relationships between Turkish preservice teachers' sense of self-efficacy; their beliefs about their colleagues, the students, and the administration; and their attitudes about student control. The study also examined whether these factors were influenced by education, age, gender, and educational attainment level. A group of 310 teachers from 22 elementary schools completed a questionnaire that asked about their personal characteristics and their beliefs about teaching efficacy, the administrator, their colleagues, the students, and student control. Data analysis indicated that these factors differed significantly according to respondent gender, age, education, preferred student attitudes, approval of the administration, and teacher collegiality. Female teachers perceived their students as more eager to learn, more respectful to each other, and more responsible for their tasks. They were more authoritarian than male teachers in controlling their students and prioritized disciplinary rules in classroom management. Age influenced teachers' beliefs about students and teacher collegiality. Older teachers believed that students were more willing to learn but had a tendency to control students with rules and in a bureaucratic manner. Teachers with higher education levels expected more achievement from students. (Contains 28 references.) (SM)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Collegiality, Educational Attainment, Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Preservice Teacher Education, Self Efficacy, Sex Differences, Student Participation, Student Teacher Attitudes, Student Teachers, Teacher Administrator Relationship, Teacher Student Relationship, Teaching Experience
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey