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ERIC Number: EJ915693
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Apr
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0742-051X
Investigating Pre-Service Teacher Motivation across Cultures Using the Teachers' Ten Statements Test
Klassen, Robert M.; Al-Dhafri, Said; Hannok, Wanwisa; Betts, Shea M.
Teaching and Teacher Education: An International Journal of Research and Studies, v27 n3 p579-588 Apr 2011
Motivations for choosing teaching as a career were investigated in 200 pre-service teachers from Canada and Oman. We used a novel structured qualitative approach and two theoretical models to analyze how pre-service teacher career-choice motivation varied according to cultural context. The results of the study showed that Canadian participants made more self-references, and expressed higher levels of individual-focused motivation and social utility value as career motivators than did Omani participants. Participants from Oman expressed greater endorsement of teaching as a fallback career and higher levels of socio-cultural influences than Canadian participants. Results extend teacher motivation "teacher motivation theory" by investigating socio-cultural influences. (Contains 1 table.)
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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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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Oman