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ERIC Number: EJ869212
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1696-2095
An Analysis of Teachers' General Tendency to Procrastinate, Perception of Professional Efficiency/Self Efficiency and Altruism
Dilmac, Bulent
Electronic Journal of Research in Educational Psychology, v7 n3 p1323-1338 2009
Introduction: Teaching as a profession requires the possession of certain characteristics. Teachers accept their students as individuals and cherish them. Teachers' reasons behind their choice to become a teacher are believed to be professional affection, spiritual satisfaction and a perception of teaching as the ideal profession. Furthermore the most two satisfactory qualities of teaching were found to be helping others and taking responsibility. Being responsible is both a students' expectation from their teachers and an important factor in professional satisfaction for the teachers. Helping others defined as "act with a purpose to benefit another individual". Method: It has a quantitative research design and uses relational survey as its method. The population of this research consists of teachers who work in primary and secondary schools in Konya in the 2007-2008 academic year. The sample, on the other hand, consists of 351 teachers. Data collection instruments of the study include "Teachers' Altruism Scale", "Teachers' Perception of Professional Efficiency Scale", and "General Procrastination Scale". Pearson Product-Moment Correlation Coefficient was calculated and a Regression analysis was conducted in order to identify the potential of teachers' altruistic behaviour to determine and predict the relationship between teachers' perception of professional efficiency and general procrastination. Result: Teacher's professional efficiency is related to three sub-dimensions of teacher altruism except donation. Only perception of efficiency significantly predicts benevolence in the current situation. Finally donation sub-dimension of teacher altruism scale significantly predicts general procrastination tendency. Discussion: The findings indicate that teachers' perception of professional efficiency is related to three sub-dimensions of teacher altruism scale (benevolence in the current situation, social responsibility/sharing, benevolence in emergencies) except donation. Another finding of the study suggests that general procrastination tendency is only related to donation sub-dimension of teacher altruism scale. (Contains 6 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Turkey