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ERIC Number: ED594691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2222-1735
Examining the Interaction Effects of Gender and Programs of Study on the Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching Students' Attitude towards Teaching Profession of Mekelle University, Ethiopia
Sekar, J. Master Arul; Eyasu, Mengesha
Online Submission, Journal of Education and Practice v10 n10 p68-74 2019
The purpose of this study was to examine the interaction effects of gender and programs of study on attitudes of postgraduate diploma in teaching (PGDT) students towards the teaching profession. The main aim of the study was to find out whether there are any significant interaction effects of gender and programs of study of PGDT students' attitude towards the teaching profession. A descriptive survey was carried out among PGDT students during the year 2016/2017 regular session with a population of 371 students. The survey was conducted between science and non-science students in the department of teacher education at Mekelle University, Ethiopia. Using a stratified random sampling method, 130 student-teachers were selected as sample for the study. A scale entitled "attitude towards teaching profession" was developed and validated by the researchers based on established procedures in the literature (Aliyu Musa and Ado Abdu Bichi, 2015). A scale contained 15 items to be scored on the five-point Likert scale as Strongly Agree (SA), Agree (A), Neutral (N), Disagree (D) and Strongly Disagree (SD) was used. The data analysis of descriptive statistics through quantitative analysis by computing SPSS 16.0 (Statistical Package for the Social Sciences) for Windows 10 was employed. Statistical techniques which include percentage analysis for levels, mean, standard deviation and two-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were also used for data analysis and interpretation. The findings of the two-way ANOVA demonstrated that there are no significant interaction effects of gender and programs of study on attitude towards the teaching profession of PGDT students. Correlation analysis of gender and programs of a study indicated that the student teachers' attitude towards the teaching profession was positively related to gender and programs of study.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia