ERIC Number: EJ1099300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 104
Being a Teacher: Altruistic and Narcissistic Expectations of Pre-Service Teachers
Friedman, Isaac A.
Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, v22 n5 p625-648 2016
The article focuses on investigating pre-service teachers' expectations of their future teaching career, in particular concerning teacher-student interrelations. In an attempt to comprehend why people choose teaching as a professional career, a conceptual model titled "Teachers" altruistic-narcissistic classroom expectations' was designed and tested. The model puts forward for consideration the idea that pre-service teachers view their future relations with students as being based on four basic psychological foundations: genuine altruism, paternalistic altruism, benevolent narcissism, and genuine narcissism. A study to test for the validity of this model, using Facet Theory and smallest space analysis as the methodological approach is reported. One hundred and sixty student-teachers participated in the study. The findings provided evidence in support of the model's validity. It is argued that altruism and narcissism conjointly may be regarded as factors motivating people to opt for teaching as a career, and that altruistic and narcissistic expectations can predict teachers' classroom behavior.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Preservice Teachers, Student Teacher Attitudes, Expectation, Occupational Aspiration, Altruism, Personality Traits, Personality Problems, Teacher Student Relationship, Professional Identity, Self Concept, Models, Career Choice, Validity, Student Teachers, Predictor Variables, Teacher Behavior, Theories, Pathology, Social Theories, Concept Mapping, Statistical Analysis, Questionnaires
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Israel