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ERIC Number: EJ1039525
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Mar
Pages: 32
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1381-2890
Uncovering the Links between Prospective Teachers' Personal Responsibility, Academic Optimism, Hope, and Emotions about Teaching: A Mediation Analysis
Eren, Altay
Social Psychology of Education: An International Journal, v17 n1 p73-104 Mar 2014
Prospective teachers' sense of personal responsibility has not been examined together with their academic optimism, hope, and emotions about teaching in a single study to date. However, to consider hope, academic optimism, and emotions about teaching together with personal responsibility is important to uncover the factors affecting prospective teachers' commitment to teaching. Indeed, this is an international concern that occupies educational researchers and policy makers from a diverse range of countries. Thus, this study aimed to examine the relationships between prospective teachers' personal responsibility, academic optimism, hope, and emotions about teaching, with the intention to explore the mediating roles of hope and academic optimism in the relationships between emotions about teaching and personal responsibility. A total of 455 prospective teachers voluntarily participated in the study. Correlation, regression, and structural equation modeling analyses were conducted in order to explore the relationships between research variables. Results showed that the prospective teachers' emotions about teaching, academic optimism, hope, and personal responsibility were significantly related to each other. Results also showed that the relationships between prospective teachers' emotions about teaching and responsibility for student motivation, achievement, relationships with students, and teaching were strongly and positively mediated by their academic optimism; whereas the relationships between PTs' emotions about teaching, responsibility for student achievement, and teaching were moderately and negatively mediated by their hope. Implications for teacher education and directions for future studies were also discussed in the present study.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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