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ERIC Number: EJ1176528
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1047-6210
Factors Influencing Teaching as a Career Choice (FIT-Choice) in Ghana
Salifu, Inusah; Alagbela, Alaric A.; Gyamfi Ofori, Charles
Teaching Education, v29 n2 p111-134 2018
This research was conducted to examine the structural validity of the FIT-Choice (Factors Influencing Teaching Choice) scale in the Ghanaian context using teachers in pre-tertiary schools. A cohort of 354 teachers were selected to take part in a quantitative survey, and data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics. The research found that the participants were influenced by social utility value and personal utility value to choose a teaching career rather than extrinsic utility value. The research further showed that, while in teaching, the teachers mainly believed in their expertise, and were satisfied with their choice of a teaching career devoid of dissuasion. The research recommended giving a better opportunity to teachers to enjoy job security, time for family, transfers and social equity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ghana
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