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ERIC Number: EJ917175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
Basic Factors that Affect General Academic Motivation Levels of Candidate Preschool Teachers
Celikoz, Nadir
Education, v131 n1 p113-127 Fall 2010
The purpose of this study is to investigate some personal and familial factors that affect overall academic motivation levels of candidate preschool teachers. The study group of this research consists of 285 students attending the child development and preschool education department at Selcuk University Faculty of Vocational Education in the 2007-2008 academic year. General Academic Motivation Scale was used to collect data. According to the data obtained from the study, the (1) "intrinsic" motivation levels of candidate teachers are affected by their reason to choose the school, the probability of finding a job after graduation, order of preferences, future expectations, distinctive power of testing and measurement activities at school and their desire to do master degree, while their (2) extrinsic motivation levels are significantly affected by the variables of the probability of finding a job, attitude towards the teacher, social circle, level of income, appropriateness of the classrooms, efficiency of the educational material and number of siblings. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Turkey
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Academic Motivation Scale