ERIC Number: EJ466263
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: 0
A Longitudinal Comparison of the Academic, Affective, and Personal Characteristics of Persisters and Nonpersisters in Teacher Preparation.
Pigge, Fred L.; Marso, Ronald N.
Journal of Experimental Education, v61 n1 p19-26 Fall 1992
Studied whether differences exist among academic, affective, and personal characteristics of teacher education persisters and nonpersisters in a longitudinal sample of 550 education majors. Five years later, 65% had persisted through teacher training. Factors predicting persistence (i.e., higher college grade point average and positive attitude toward teaching) are discussed. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Affective Behavior, College Students, Comparative Analysis, Education Majors, Faculty Mobility, Grade Point Average, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, Preservice Teacher Education, Student Attitudes, Student Attrition, Teacher Characteristics, Teaching (Occupation)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A