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ERIC Number: EJ936726
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 30
ISSN: ISSN-1300-5340
Validation of the Motivation to Teach Scale
Kauffman, Douglas F.; Yilmaz Soylu, Meryem; Duke, Bryan
Hacettepe University Journal of Education, v40 p279-290 2011
The purpose of this study was to develop and validate a self-report psychological instrument assessing pre-service teachers' relative intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to teach. One hundred forty seven undergraduate students taking Educational Psychology courses from a large US University participated in this study completed the 12 item MTS along with four other questionnaires. Exploratory factor analysis on the MTS revealed a two factor solution accounting for 54% of the variance. Construct validity evidences further show that a) these factors reflect intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to teach and b) the two factors seem to be orthogonal. This study provides initial evidence for a new motivation instrument that seems to be a reliable and valid measure of pre-service teachers' intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to teach. Implications for further research and practice are also discussed. (Contains 1 figure and 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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